Beginners course schedule, starting Jan 09, 2017:*

Mondays 18.00-18.50 and Thursdays 19.00-19.50 at Educarium.

*Järjestämme alkeiskurssin Turun yliopistojen (utu, amk, novia, ÅA) opiskelijoille ja henkilökunnalle. Niille, jotka eivät kuulu yliopistojen piiriin, suosittelemme lämpimästi vierailua yhteistyöseuramme Rendainon alkeiskurssille

*Turku uni kendo club offers kendo beginners course for Turku Universities students, exchange students and faculty. Those not associated with the universities: we warmly recommend you to visit the beginners course of an affiliated Turku Kendo Club, Rendaino.

Kendo ja Iaido


Kendon lisäksi seurassamme voi harjoitella Japanin kendoliiton (ZNRK) Iaidoa, sekä Suio-ryu iai-kempoa. Iaidoon tai Suio-ryuhun ei ole erillistä peruskurssia ja ne voi aloittaa ottamalla yhteyttä

In addition to kendo, our club offers a change to practice All Japan Kendo Federation (ZNKR) Iaido as well as Suio-ryu iai-kempo. Note that there is no separate beginners course for Iaido, you can start it anytime, just contact us .

Teaching is in Finnish and/or English depending on the participants.



Scroll down for more info on each discipline!

Varusteet/Gear

Et tarvitse alkeiskurssille erityistä varustusta tai vaatetusta. T-paita ja urheilu housut ovat riittävät. Shinaita (bambumiekka) voit lainata parin ensimmäisen viikon ajan, jonka jälkeen oman shinain hankinta (~25-30€) on suotavaa.

No special clothing or protectors are needed for the beginners course.  T-shirt and sweatpants are sufficient. You can borrow a shinai (bamboo sword) for the first weeks.

Hinnat

Alkeiskurssin hinta on 25 euroa. Erillistä liikuntamaksua ei tarvitse maksaa. Harjoitusmiekka eli shinai maksaa noin 25-30 euroa. Myöhemmin tulee lisäksi Suomen Kendoseurojen Keskusliiton FKA:n jäsenmaksu 30 euroa, ja peruskurssin lopuksi suoritettavan kendon 6. kyun vyökoemaksu 20 euroa. Tarkemmat maksutiedot saat harjoituksissa.

Pricing

The price for the beginners' course is 25 euros. The university sports fee is not required for kendo. A shinai will cost about 25-30 euros. Later on, Finnish Kendo Association (FKA) membership is 30 euros and kendo 6. kyu graduation at the end of the beginners course is 20 euro. For more information turn to our treasurer Antti or ask other older members of our club.

KENDO

Kendo is a Japanese modern full contact martial art, originally descended from traditional japanese swordsmanship. In kendo, the steel sword is replaced by one made of bamboo, the shinai, which is used to strike an opponent wearing protective gear called the bogu. As a sport, kendo is a great way to develop oneself not only physically, but also mentally. At it’s best, kendo is a really fast game of chess.

ZNKR IAIDO

Where kendo focuses mainly on dueling, Iaido is about perfecting the first strike: the draw of the sword from the scabbard and cutting or striking the opponent with that draw, followed by removing the blood from the blade (metaphorically) and returning the sword to it’s scabbard. Usually, a blunt sword called an iaito, is used for training.

SUIO-RYU IAI-KEMPO

The core of Suio-ryu is in drawing and using the sword, but as a 400-year old comprehensive martial tradition, it also contains other skills: staff techniques, armed close combat, battlefield sword skills, naginata techniques etc. We train as a part of the Finland shibu, receiving instruction from the current head of the tradition. More info here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.