FAQs

Q?

Do I need to purchase bogu (armor) before I start?

A.

No, it may be several months of practice before you are ready to go into armor. When we think you are ready you can use the club's bogu until you save up to purchase your own.

Q?

Do I need to purchase a bokken (wooden sword) and shinai (bamboo sword) before I start?

A.

No, the club has loaner equipment for you to use for your first couple of practices. After a few weeks you are asked to buy your own.

Q?

Do I need to purchase a uniform before I start attending class?

A.

No, beginners are asked to wear comfortable gym clothes until they are ready to purchase their first kendogi and hakama.