Beginners Course

The Beginners Course is your first step in learning Kendo, a modern Japanese martial art which descended from the swordsmanship (kenjutsu) of the samurai. In this 8 weeks structured course you will develop basic skills and begin to practice with instructors and other students in armour.

To find out when the next beginners course begins check out our facebook page or send us a message via Facebook or the Contact page.

Must be age 15 or over.

What is included?

  • 8 weeks of training on Wednesdays and Fridays (starting from your first session).
  • A shinai (bamboo sword) and bag worth £55, given on week-4.
  • 3 months membership of the British Kendo Association.


The course fee is £130 for adults and £90 for concessions. The first session is an introductory lesson costing £20, payable in advance. The balance of £110 for adults and £70 for concessions is payable before the second week of training. Aberdeen Kendo Club is non profit and as such does not make a profit on the beginners course.

We would like to enjoy Kendo with as many people as possible, if cost is a barrier to joining us please get in touch.

For further details please read the AKC Beginners guide.