Basic course

Sunday November 13th, 2016

Kendo basic course

Rendaino kendo basic courses start annually in September and if possible in January/February..

Are you looking for a new and interesting hobby? Kendo could be your answer – a martial art from Japan, developed from the sword fighting skills of the samurai.

Basic course duration is approximately 3 months. The course ends with the graduation of kendo 6th kyu grade.

The training is twice a week. The schedule will be published later on our front page.

Needed equipment: For clothing you need a T-shirt and sports pants. Shoes are not needed, as we practise kendo barefoot. Additionally you need a shinai, a bamboo sword. Shinai cost around 40-80 € depending on the model.

First three practices are for free to try.


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.

In advanced kendo practises a bogu is required. 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.

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.

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See A-hall entrance location in the image:

Katso A-salin sisäänkäynnin sijainti kuvasta. See A-hall entrance location in the image.