Open Practice

Our regular practices are open to all active AUSKF members.
Masks are now optional at our dojo/facility to align with AUSKF policy. This may change pending any COVID situations in San Diego.
Non-members, please see information below.

The Shiai Practice/Open Floor is open to active AUSKF members only.
In order to help contribute towards our facility rental expenses we ask that Non-regular visitors contribute a daily use fee when visiting. If visiting on a regular basis, payment of monthly or annual use fee is recommended. (See Membership Fees Section).

Non-regular attendees, please download and sign our Release of Liability form and Dojo Rules before attending the open practice.

New 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 section for details. Students with prior kendo experience may enroll at anytime of the year following evaluation by the head instructor.

New students without prior kendo experience will be able to enroll/start at any time, but we have new student instruction at the start of every quarter, so that 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.

We recommend attending one of our practice sessions for a trial before signing up, to gain an understanding of what our practice is like before committing to join. Please contact us in advance of your arrival so that we can make necessary arrangements.

*The head instructor of Shofukan Kendo Dojo will have the right to ask any participants to leave at anytime at his discretion.