Basic course

Sunday November 13th, 2016

Kendo basic course

Next Rendaino kendo basic course starts in September  2018. More info e.g. per email pj (at)

Spring 2018 basic course practise is held twice a week:

Mon at 8-9 PM Aninkainen G-hall and

Wed at 8-9 PM Aninkainen A-hall.

Entrances to both halls:

Course contact person: Voitto Vilkama, pj (at)

Additional information is available via email or by visiting us at our regular training.

To join our basic course, come to the first practise, if possible. The duration of the course is three months. At the end of the basic course the members can graduate 6. kyu.

Sports trousers and a T-shirt are the preferred clothing, barefoot. Using a hakama and gi already during basic course is also possible.

A bogu is required only later on, not right after the basic course. A few loan bogus may also be available to new members and visitors. After the basic course members are encouraged to acquire their own bogu within a few months.

Basic course fee is 50 €, and shinai 20-40 €. The 6. kyu graduation is 20 €.

The basic course includes basic things, such as basic coordination, strikes, footwork, voice control and dojo etiquette. At first without partner and later on more and more in pairs, also receiving strikes with the shinai. Eventually also striking against bogu, worn by older members of the club, to get the feeling for real contact.

After the basic course the new members are welcome to the advanced keiko, training, to camps and further graduations as they acquire new skills.

You can learn more by contacting our Boar Chair by email on pj (at)

Join our basic course!