Requesting a Kendo Demonstration
The Charlotte Kendo Club is dedicated to spreading interest in the art of Kendo whenever possible. If you are an organization interested in holding a Kendo demonstration, please refer to the following contact person(s) as well. The Charlotte Kendo Club is always happy to introduce Kendo to new people and does demonstrations free of charge. However, due to the complicated nature of Kendo, we ask that any demonstration be at least thirty (30) minutes in length so that we may demonstrate effectively.
- Beginner I Class (8 Week Session)
Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Class Description: The class emphasis is on Principles and Basics of Kendo including- Reigi-saho (manners and ettiquette), Warm Up exercises, Basic stances and postures (kamae), ashi-sabaki (footwork), Basic Swings (suburi), a basic strike (men) and Kirikaeshi.
- Beginner II/Intermediate Class*
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Class Description: The class emphasis is on Basics of Kendo including- Kendo Kata, Warm Up exercises, ashi-sabaki (footwork), Fumikomi-Ashi (stamping), a variety of swings (suburi), Basics strikes (men, kote, kote-men and do), Kirikaeshi and Ji-Keiko (free sparring).
*Beginner II Class students must have completed the Beginner I class.
- Intermediate/Advanced Class*
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Class Description: The class emphasis is on Basics and advanced Kendo techniques including- Basic strikes, advanced technique drills and Ji-Keiko (free sparring).
*Intermediate Class students must obtain permission from the instructors to attend this class. Intermediate Class students MUST attend Beginner II class, but are encouraged to attend this class as well. Advanced Class students are recommended to attend Beginners II class.