Beginners Class

Group classes are usually offered 3 times per year.
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1. Basics / Kihon

Basic techniques are learned through repetitive sword "swings" (suburi) and footwork (ashi sabaki), which lead to Ki Ken Tai Ichi, the foundation of Kendo. This is usually achieved within the first month of classes.


2. Keiko

Once basics are sufficiently "absorbed" the focus of classes moves to applications of the basics, such as uchikomi and kakari geiko. This requires the beginner to go way beyond his/her comfort zone.


3. Examination

After 2 months of practice, students attempt a basic exam, requiring them to perform Kirikaeshi, Kihon waza, a brief Jitsugi (keiko) and Kata.

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