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!