I WANT TO LEARN KENDO BUT HAVE NO PRIOR KENDO EXPERIENCE... what do I have to do?

Beginners with no prior experience are encouraged to complete our 6 weeks beginners course which starts at the beginning of each UNSW semester before integrating into the main class. Skills and experience from another martial art does not automatically translate across to Kendo. Kendo is suitable for both men and women of all ages who practice, compete and learn together.

The next beginner course will commence Wednesday August 12th 2015

Time: Wednesday 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Place: UNSW UNI GYM, MPR 1, 1st Floor, High St, Kensington.

You MUST attend all 6 lessons before you can commence your training in Kendo.
-- This means you MUST sign up for the course before the first lesson.

Beginners Course

I HAVE KENDO EXPERIENCE / VISITING FROM ANOTHER KENDO CLUB. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

Please send us a message via our online form here (Contact us) to advise us of your attendance. Our club welcomes other Kendoka wanting to train with us. Casual lessons cost $5. Payment can be made by cash or banking transfer.

I DID THE BEGINNERS COURSE BEFORE, DO I HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN BEFORE JOINING THE CLUB?

If you have done our Beginners Course before, there is no need to redo the course. You are always welcome to re-do the course to refresh your basics. Otherwise you are welcome to join our main classes on Monday and Wednesday. Please send us a message via our online form here (Contact us) to advise us of your attendance. Casual lessons cost $5. Payment can be made by cash or banking transfer.

DO YOU OFFER A BEGINNERS COURSE OVER THE SUMMER BREAK?

At present, we only offer beginner courses during the main UNSW study semesters 1 & 2. Depending on demand, we may offer a beginners course during the summer break in the near future. Please send us a message via our online form here (Contact us) to discuss/express interest.

MY CHILD IS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD, CAN THEY JOIN THE CLUB? / DO YOU ACCEPT CHILDREN?

As we are a university club, the average age of our members is 21 years old. Children aged 10-17 are welcome to participate in the Beginners Course prior to joining the main class. Children aged under 16 must have a parent/guardian supervise attendance. Our club may not be suitable for children under 10 years old due to the late finishing time of our classes. Please send us a message via our online form here (Contact us) to discuss. If you are looking for dedicated Kendo classes for children, please visit the (NSW Kendo Association) for a directory of affiliated clubs.

DO YOU TEACH IAIDO?

Iaido is the art of drawing a katana sword from its sheath with a smooth cutting action, performing one or more cuts against one or more opponents before returning it to the scabbard (noto). Unfortunately we do not offer Iaido. If you are looking for Iaido classes, please visit the (NSW Kendo Association) for a directory of affiliated clubs.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?

I AM A STUDENT AT UNSW
Cool! It will cost you $60 for your Beginners Course. After that it will cost you $130 for the annual membership to the the club and NSW Kendo Association and $25 per month for (2) lessons, Monday and Wednesday of every week. Optional for those who are on the advanced level, a total cost of $35 per month will allow you with (3) lessons per week - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of every week.

I AM A UNSW ALUMNI / UNSW STAFF/ STUDENT FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION
Cool! It will cost you $65 for your Beginners Course. After that it will cost you $130 for the annual membership to the the club and NSW Kendo Association and $25 per month for (2) lessons, Monday and Wednesday of every week. Optional for those who are on the advanced level, a total cost of $35 per month will allow you with (3) lessons per week - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of every week.

I AM A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC
Cool! If you are of good character we want you too! It will cost you $80 for your Beginners Course. After that it will cost you $130 for the annual membership to the club and NSW Kendo Association and $25 per month for (2) lessons, Monday and Wednesday of every week. Optional for those who are on the advanced level, a total cost of $35 per month will allow you with (3) lessons per week - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of every week.

I AM ALREADY PART OF THE CLUB
It will cost you $130 for the annual membership to the club and NSW Kendo Association, plus $25 per month fee and that gives you (2) lessons per week, Monday and Wednesday of every week. Optional for those who are on the advanced level, a total cost of $35 per month will allow you with (3) lessons per week - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of every week.

SEASONAL DISCOUNTS MAY/JUNE/SEPTEMBER
We are currently offering a special discount to anyone who will pay their whole years fee all at once. The discounted total is:

$260 for currently enrolled UNSW students
$290 for UNSW Alumni / UNSW Staff / Student from another institution
$320 for members of the public.
$220 for Beginners who have undertaken the Beginners Course in Semester 1 2015
$160 for Beginners who have undertaken the Beginners Course in Semester 2 2015

This offer will include: Up to (3) lessons per week, 1 year UNSW Club membership, 1 year NSW Kendo association membership. Not to be missed! Even if you only attend (2) lessons a week for the year, you would still save on this special offer.

If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to Contact Us

 
UNSW Kendo Club Lv 1 Unigym Gate 3 High street, University of New South Wales
e. information@unswkendo.org