This experience course is designed for families, group or individuals who want to learn the basic movements, techniques and history of Kendo. After a 20 minutes lecture, you will put on Kendo armors and begin practicing. Please don't be afraid! It is very safe sport. Women, children over 6 years old and even elderly people are welcomed!
The Dojo or venue will be at the Kyoto's own Budo Center (or Butokuden). The building was built in 1899. Since then, this Dojo has been one of the most influential martial art training center in Japan. In 1996, Japanese government recognized it as a nation's important cultural property.
★Ladies, please bring your own T-shirt and short pants that you will be wearing under the Kendo-gi (Kendo clothing).
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A great experience - highly recommended for all ages. Tomo taught us some of the history of this fascinating sport and also helped each of us individually to learn a few kendo moves. We came away with great respect for the origins and discipline of kendo and a deeper understanding of Japanese history and culture. A beautiful venue and a warm and welcoming host/teacher. Small class size (only 6 of us the day we were there). One of the highlights of our trip.
Take a break from the touring and learn about the history of Kendo and Tomo's personal experience of being raised with the bushido philosophy. And then get a good workout while you learn how to perform Kendo.
Excellent workshop - a real highlight of our time in Kyoto - wishing you the best of luck in developing this great initiative for sharing both sport and history of Japan.