WELCOME TO SYDNEY KENDO CLUB
In Skills Opposed, In Spirit United
Sydney Kendo Club provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. Our classes combine hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching - take a look at our offerings and contact Sydney Kendo Club to learn more.
Our 6-week beginners' courses will teach you the basics of Kendo, including etiquette, footwork, striking techniques and various training methods. We will prepare you to practice in the traditional Kendo uniform and armour and, by the end of the course, you will be ready to merge into the Sydney Kendo Club's regular classes. Use the button below to find out more and to register.
Saturday and Wednesday training is for all club members as well as visiting Kendoka from affiliated clubs of Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) or the Federation of International Kendo (FIK)
1. Wednesday: 7PM to 9PM
2. Saturday: 10AM to 12PM
If you have never practised Kendo, please go to the 'Learn Kendo' section and register for a beginners course. If you have experience in Kendo and wish to keiko with us, please contact the Secretary.
WHAT IS KENDO?
The concept of kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (sword).
The purpose of practicing kendo is:
To mould the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for improvement in the art of kendo,
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honour,
To associate with others with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
This will make one be able:
To love his/her country and society,
To contribute to the development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.
(Established on March 20, 1975)
Source (and for more principles): All Japan Kendo Federation
Please also see the YouTube interview given by Yukiko Takami produced by ANA on our Video channel here
Sydney Kendo Club was founded in Willoughby Park Center in 1974 and reflects the peaceful community in the area.
Our members come from many walks of life, with high school and university students, tradies, professionals, public servants, expats, retirees, mothers, fathers, and grandparents.
Our passionate and experienced team of volunteers provide our students with a rewarding, learning experience in Kendo, and the Club overall is here to propagate the practice of Kendo, contribute to the local community and provide a home for international visitors.
Are you ready to join us in the Way of the Sword?