Beginners course Kendo and a Youth Beginners course Kendo!
A new season full of Kendo and other activities is upon us. Each season we try to start with a beginners course Kendo and that is no different this year. What is different though is that this year in addition to our regular course we’ve added a youth beginners course Kendo!
The two courses, a course for youths from 7 – 14 and one for 15 and up start in the third week of September. During the course you learn with the other beginners the basic principles of kendo such as body posture, footwork and strokes. You will also learn the terminology and etiquette we use at Kendo and Kendo Kai Den Haag. The beginner's course lasts 10 weeks with an exam in conclusion.
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Iaido en Jodo beginners course
This year, as usual, there are also beginners courses iaido and jodo. Both start this year on september 18th.
Kendo Kai Den Haag is the oldest kendo group and one of the oldest Kendo clubs in the Netherlands, established in 1978. In our club we do three different budo, Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. When you become a member of Kendo Kai Den Haag you can do choose to do one or even all three disciplines together for just € 22,50 monthly membership fee, youth members pay € 11,25. We do are best in keeping our rates low to encourage as many newcomers as possible to join us. These three budo are all taken seriously, although discipline and etiquite play a major role a friendly atmosphere and a feel of commaradie is always present in the dojo.
With this website we hope to provide you with more information of our dojo and the budo we practice in the hope to improve the understanding of these Japanese martial arts and the history behind them. If you would like to know more about Kendo Kai Den Haag and these martial arts or want to attend a training, you can send an email to one of our representatives, or use this form to contact us.
In Kendo Kai Den Haag you are always welcome to join in on a lesson and learn from high-ranking teachers (from 5th Dan and above). Of course we would like to know if you want to attend a lesson so please e-mail us in advance. We pay a lot of attention to beginners and our primary goal is making sure that they have a good foundation and use its indispensable value to their physical and mental development. Therefore we regularly organize beginner's courses that includes 10 lessons including a the necessary equipment such as Jo, Bokken or Shinai.
At the dojo of Ishido sensei, the Japanse teacher who we follow in iaido and jodo at Kendo Kai Den Haag. From right to left Wim den Haan (iaido 6-dan, jodo 5-dan, kendo 2-dan), Ishido Shizufumi (8. Dan Hanshi Iaido, 8. Dan Jodo Kyoshi, 7. Dan Kendo Kyoshi), Yoshimura Kenichi (iaido 8-dan kyoshi, jodo 7-dan kyoshi), Aad van de Wijngaart (iaido 7-dan kyoshi, jodo 7-dan renshi).
PHOTO: BINH TRAN