Membership Application and Fees

Shofukan Kendo Dojo is affiliated sister dojo of Gedatsu Kendo Dojo under the Southern California Kendo Federation (SCKF) and All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF). To join us as a member, the following 3-part requirements for payments applies (Forms are available on bottom of this page for download). As of April 1, 2023, AUSKF does NOT mandate use of mask or shield at everyday practice, regional or national events.  Usage of mask and/or shield is optional, and it is up to each individual.  Masks are now optional at our dojo/facility to align with this policy. This may change pending any COVID situations in San Diego.

For first-time visitors (observing), please submit the COVID Questionnaire, bring a proof of vaccination, and a mask. Kendo is a contact sport/activity and safety measures are in place for you and our other kenshi.

For any trial requests (practice participation), please refer to the forms below and either submit your signed forms to or in-person at your trial practice.

Federation Dues 2024

SCKF and AUSKF Dues are collected by Shofukan Kendo Dojo, but are paid to SCKF and AUSKF. This fee is required to participate in any practices or activities for insurance coverage. Additionally, federation membership is also required whenever participating in rank testing and competitions.

Dojo Dues 2024

Shofukan membership period runs concurrent with SCKF and AUSKF from 1st of April until the end of March the following year. Dojo dues are not pro-rated.

Facility usage fee / Tuition 2024

Both Shofukan Members as well as Non Shofukan Members (AUSKF) who visit on a regular basis.
If starting practice mid-quarter or mid-year, Facility Use Fee and Tuition will be pro-rated.

Sign-Up Forms:

If you would like to join, print and complete the following forms and submit to or in-person, along with your payment prior to your first day of practice. 


Forms requested for first-time visitors (observing):

Forms requested for trial (practice participation):
*Please include all forms under first-time visitor

Forms requested for membership:
*Please include all forms under first-time visitor & trial