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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a minimum or maximum age for Kendo practice

A: No maximum although armour is only available for 12yrs+

Q: Do I have to be fit or have training in a martial art

A: The fitter the better but you will get fit by training. No previous martial arts training necessary

Q: Do I need any equipment

A: No, tracksuit bottoms and a T shirt for beginners. Buy a shinai (practice sword) when you start

Q: When can I start

A: The sooner the better! All of the 3 seesions listed here are open to beginners.

Q: How long does it take to reach dan grade?

A: This is different for everyone and will also vary depending on how much you practice. See the Grading Page for an overview.

Q: What do I do first?

A: Take the first step. Come along!