If you are planning to visit us please email us first at oxfordkendo (at) gmail.com first to confirm the practice times and days.
If you are thinking of starting kendo, you are welcome to a free trial. New beginners can then continue their training by becoming a full member with payment due the first week of following month (e.g. trial at the last week of August. Membership forms and first payment submitted by first week of September). You will need to then purchase your own set of shinai, bokken and a weapons bag as the most basic equipment. The other equipment and clothing we would recommend when your level is appropriate for them.
OXFORD KENDO REGISTRATION:
If you are going to be joining us regularly and not a visitor, we require that you are registered with Oxford Kendo – click here with your basic details to ensure that we can send you information where there are practice changes or have your emergency contact information.
BRITISH KENDO ASSOCIATION (BKA) REQUIRED REGISTRATION:
We require everyone to be registered with the BKA. If you are a complete beginner, please register after the trial period of one practice. The registration ensures that we adhere to our club insurance policy requirements. Please note that it will also be the members own responsibilities to keep their annual BKA memberships current.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the times indicated to get ready. Practices will start promptly at the times indicated. If you are late on arrival, please come into the hall quietly, quickly and join us as soon as possible.
WEEKLY PRACTICES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
Times: 10:30 – 12:00
General practice for juniors & adults from beginners to advanced.
Locations: Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Times: 19:30 – 21:30
(If there is a youth group present, please do not enter the building until 19:45 due to the the youth group’s child protection policy). Juniors & adults general practice for all levels from beginners to advanced. Practices are held only during university term times.
Location: St. Matthews Church, Marlborough Rd, Oxford OX1 4LW
Times: 20:30 – 22:30
Oxford University adults only general practice for all levels from beginners to advanced. Practices are held only during university term times. We might still hold practice outside of term times, but please inquire first before coming if it is outside of the term times.
Location: Oxford University Iffley Road Sports Complex, Main Hall, Jackdaw Lane, Oxford OX4 1EQ
Times: 19:30 – 21:30
Advanced bogu (armour) for adults and juniors. This is opened to members who have a rank of 1-kyu and above, however this is subject to your experience level as some members or visitors might be advanced enough and not have graded. Location: St. Matthews Church, Marlborough Rd, Oxford OX1 4LW
For the latest announcements about practice sessions, please email us at oxfordkendo (at) gmail.com