Practice format and requirements.
Saturday Morning, parallel to our Youth Instructional Program, we
will hold an open practice. Open practice will consist of basic
warm-up exercises followed by free practice, as directed by our
is welcome to participate whether you already belong to an SCKF
or SCKO dojo or not.*
Members of existing AUSKF affiliated dojo will not be required
to join Shofukan Kendo Dojo as a member, and will still be able
to practice with us on a regular basis.
order to help contribute towards our facilities rental expenses
we ask that regular visitors purchase the Facility Use Pass and
obtain the JCC picture ID. Regular visitors from other dojos will
be able to purchase monthly, quarterly, or annual pass
Passes may be
purchased in advance or on location
Pass (Best Value)
($2.50 per hour)
attendees will need to sign in as a guest visitor with JCC each
time they enter as per JCC security requirement. Adult visitors
can enter the facility by providing a drivers license to the security
guard at the front entrance and obtaining a one-day visitor's pass.
of Liability form and Dojo Rules will need to be signed and returned
before attending the open practice. Forms can be downloaded HERE.
Kendo Dojo Members:
Existing Shofukan Kendo Dojo members will be able to participate
in any of our open practice sessions. As a member of a SCKF affiliated
kendo dojo, you will receive the JCC photo ID, and also be eligable
to participate in federation rank tests and tournaments. Requirements
to join is detailed in the Membership
Our Youth Kendo Instructional Program members will participate in
the open practice session, following their regular instructional
program. Members of our Youth program may only practice with instructors
of Shofukan Kendo Dojo or approved assistants during the Open Practice
sessions. See Youth Program
section for enrollment details.
students and non-AUSKF:
New and non-AUSKF students will need to sign up for membership with
SCKF and Shofukan Kendo Dojo and become our Shofukan Kendo Dojo
members before being able to participate in the Open Practice. See
Membership Fees section for
details. Students with prior kendo experience may enroll at anytime
of the year following evaluation by the head instructor.
students without prior kendo experience will be able to enroll at
any time, but will begin their first practice on a quarterly basis.
This is so that all new students can start their instruction and
progress at the same pace. First practice of every quarter will
fall on the first Saturday of January, April, July, and September.
recommend that new students attend one of the practice session to
observe in order to gain an understanding of kendo in general. Please
contact us in advance of your
arrival so that we can arrange for a visitors pass at JCC.
head instructor of Shofukan Kendo Dojo will have the right to ask
any participants to leave at anytime at his discretion.
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