Niagara Kendo Club
|Record #: NIA0658||Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020||Last Full Update: 24 Aug 2020|
|Primary Contact||Mark Kawabe, Chief Instructor; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||Welland|
|Address & Map||
40 Division St
Welland, ON L3B 3Z6
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|Intersection||King St and Division St|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19: Currently offering outdoor Kendo training (Tue, Thu 7 pm-dusk) at Richmond St Park in Thorold. There is no fee to be a member of the club. Members are required to purchase yearly membership in the Canadian Kendo Federation. See kendo-canada.com for their current fee schedule.
A non profit club dedicated to the teaching of Kendo (Japanese Fencing) and Iaido (Sword Drawing). Students must be at least 12 years of age to begin this study. The club is affiliated with the Canadian Kendo Federation and Ontario Kendo Federation. All students start learning basic techniques (non-contact) with wooden swords. Once students demonstrate a solid grasp of the fundamentals, they begin contact practice with bamboo swords (shinai) and armour.
Iaido is completely non-contact. Students start with wooden swords and progress to metal swords as their skill develops. One can think of Iaido as a moving meditation. It requires concentration, focus and discipline.
|Hours||Kendo Classes Tue, Thu 7:40 pm-9:40 pm * laido Classes Fri 6 pm-7:15 pm|
|Eligibility||Ages: 12 year(s) and up|
|Application||Call or e-mail for information|
|Languages||English ; Japanese - Reception|
|Fees||Membership - $40/month; For families, the first member is full price $40, the second member and beyond is half price. It would therefore be $100/month for a family of four (two adults and two students) ; Fee assistance available for Fee assistance available for people facing financial challenges. For more information on the different fee structures please call the instructor..|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Fees ; Sale of Goods|
|Service Categories||Martial Arts|