Are you interested in trying kendo, naginata or iaido? If so, and you’re in the Edmonton area, it’s time to come on out for our fall intake! For the month of September, we’re accepting new members to try us out and see if we’re a good fit for you! The first official new beginner’s class will be Monday, September 5 but if you are planning on going away for the weekend, feel free to come the following Wednesday instead.
Kendo beginners classes start at 8:30PM, Mondays and Wednesdays at the UNF hall downtown, 10629 – 98 Street. (Mondays we’re in the main hall, Wednesdays we’re in the basement.) We strongly encourage beginner members and potential members to come early and observe the advanced practice which happens beforehand to see what will be expected to them once they’ve completed the beginner course and are ready to move into advanced practice.
Naginata classes will run Sundays at 9:00AM and Mondays at 7:00PM, also at the UNF hall downtown, 10629 – 98 Street. Beginners and advanced members will be mixed for these classes.
Beginners can try both naginata and kendo for the month of September, but starting in October, you must choose one or the other. At this time, we do not support actively practicing both.
Iaido classes are Wednesdays at 6:00PM and Fridays at 6:00PM at the UNF hall downtown, 10629 – 98 Street. Iaido is separate from both kendo and naginata, and can be practiced itself only, or in combination with either kendo or naginata.
To start with, you do not need to buy equipment. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring your willingness to work hard with you. Around the end of the month, we will ask you to buy a shinai for kendo, or a naginata. Complete this form and bring it to practice, that is all you have to do!