Kendo means “Way of the Sword.”
It is a centuries-old Japanese art that has evolved into a competitive sport. Bamboo swords have replaced the Samurai blades. Traditional style head and body armor are still worn by modern Kendo practitioners.
Kendo training methods are also traditional and require strong, physical and mental discipline. Training in the traditional method helps develop stamina, enhance focus, and fosters the ability to work with other serious and committed students.
Advanced classes are open to all students with previous Kendo experience and to graduates of our three-month Beginners’ Class Program.
FEES: [Fees should be paid at the beginning of each month]
ADULT: [18 Years and older]
BEGINNERS’ CLASSES [3 Months]
The Beginners’ Class is open to all men, women, boys, and girls 12 years and older. The course is three-months long and requires a serious commitment.
CAUTION: The vigorous, high-intensity training and discipline required to become successful Kendo students means that it is not the correct art for those with only a casual interest.
Beginning students may borrow Shodokan’s Kendo gear during their three-month training.
Upon successful completion of the Beginners’ Program, students must obtain their own equipment. We suggest that you consult your Chief Instructor before you make any purchases. Also, should you wish to test for promotions, you must be a member of the All United States Kendo Federation [AUSKF]
If you have any questions or are just curious to see how classes are conducted; then please phone us any time at 978.922.2000 or feel welcome to visit during a scheduled Kendo class and we can talk with you about Kendo at SHODOKAN.