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Introduction to Kendo: Beginners Course

Sign up for our 3-month Introduction to Kendo Beginners Course and experience the martial art of kendo for yourself!


Our Beginners Course is structured to help you learn the basics of kendo under the guidance of San Kawa's senior instructors. The courses start every 3 months, contact us now to join our next Beginners Course.


What you'll need:

All you need are a pair of tracksuit pants and a tshirt. That's it!

What you'll learn:

You’ll start with a bamboo sword (shinai) provided by the dojo and learn the basics of kendo footwork, sword motion as well as vocabulary and etiquette.


R200 for the first month

R500 for the second month - this includes a club t-shirt.

R500 for the third month - this includes membership to the South African Kendo Federation (click here to find out about the benefits of membership).

Afterwards normal training fees will apply.

Classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm, please try arrive 5 mins earlier.

Beginners Course Dates for 2024:

1. 06 February | 30 April

2. 07 May | 30 July

3. 06 August | 31 October

4. 05 November | 30 January

Contact us

Contact us if you'd like to start the beginners course, have any questions or just want to watch a class

Thank you for contacting us - we'll respond as soon as possible.

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