Oxford Kendo membership entitles members to participate in all appropriate practices at Oxford University, Oxford Brookes and Oxford Kendo.
We offer a free first trial with open enrolment on Sundays. After the trial, payment of membership and the joining fees will be required. If you decide to join kendo after the trial, we require you to register as a member of both the Oxford Kendo Club and the British Kendo Association for insurance policy coverage. We cannot permit anyone to practice beyond the trial period without registration to both organisations.
Members joining Oxford Kendo (Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University included) are required to register for both Oxford Kendo and the British Kendo Association:
1. Oxford Kendo Registration:
All members are required to register after the first trial so we have your contact details and emergency contact information. We will also send you emails regarding any changes, policies, etc. on practices.
Oxford Kendo Registration: https://oxfordkendo.club/index.php/membership-registration/
2. BKA Registration: It will be your responsibility to enrol with the BKA annually. This is strictly required for insurance reasons and covers both you and your practicing partner in the event of any injuries suffered in the dojo practicing venue. Membership to the BKA is mandatory and participation will not be otherwise allowed.
BKA Registration: http://kendo.org.uk/membership-fees/
We require anyone participating in events such as seminars, competitions or grading examinations who are registered with Oxford Kendo to be current with their membership fees. You will be required to pay the membership fees regardless of the number of practices attended. If you plan to leave practice for a specific period of time, please let us know in advance.
Oxford Kendo operates through membership fees collected from all members. Fees collected are used for hiring costs, club equipment as well as cost to host seminars and other events.
OXFORD BROOKES AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
Oxford Brookes University and Oxford University members pay termly fees to their respective clubs. All members of Oxford Kendo Club, Oxford University Kendo Club and Oxford Brookes Kendo Club are free to practice at the different venues from each clubs for free after paying their respective fees. We encourage students attending Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University to attend Oxford Kendo practices and vice versa. This joined arrangement between the three clubs in Oxford provides more opportunities than normally offered in other cities and clubs. We require anyone attending any practices at Oxford Kendo practices to register in the section above.
OXFORD KENDO MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS:
Monthly Membership fees are collected monthly by direct debit using the GoCardless service. We have memberships for adults and juniors, and a discounted rate for families. Please select the appropriate membership below, and press the button to be redirected to payment via GoCardless
BEGINNERS COURSE (one-off payment):
Visitors must pay a fee of £7.50 per session if you are going to be attending our practices regularly for more than a month. If you are to be attending multiple sessions per month, it will often be cheaper to pay for a monthly membership. If you require bogu/shinai, please let us know ahead and perhaps we have something we can loan you. If you are decide to start attending practice more regularly in Oxford, we will require that you register as an Oxford Kendo member and submit the appropriate fees.
Practices held at Banbury with Hiyama Sensei on Fridays are collected at the door as these are not always held regularly. Please ensure you bring £4 with you to help pay for the hall costs.