Kendo literally means “the way of the sword” and it is a modern evolution of the martial art developed by the samurai. There is no longer any practical need to learn how to kill with a sword, but the core aspects of the samurai's art have been preserved in the form of kendo. Kendo incorporates both martial art and modern sport aspects such as point scoring, discipline, respect, humility, physical and mental training. Western Kendo is geared towards people of all athletic abilities or experience! Our practices are unique and exciting; members have the opportunity to participate in tournaments, seminars and social events held throughout the year.
Fall/Winter term "Introductory" (Sept- Apr) = $175 + HST - the purchase of Shinai (included in membership fee) .
Fall/Winter term "Advanced" (Sept-Apr) = $90 + HST - advanced members requiring bogu rental please add $50.00 for both semesters.
Club registration is available at Campus Recreation, Membership Services in the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC). Membership in Sport Clubs is open to Western students and fee-paying adults (minimum 18 years of age) who have a valid Campus Recreation membership.
All memberships will be refunded within 14 days of purchase, minus a 10% administration fee*. After this 14-day trial period, partial refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (with written documentation).
* The 10% administration fee may be waived if transferring to another program/Club or leaving a credit on account for future purchases.
On occasion, certain facilities may not be available due to maintenance, special events, etc. Campus Recreation will provide notice whenever possible, but memberships will not be extended.
Kendo CLUB - PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Sport Club practices for Fall 2018 begin on Sunday Sept 23 and will conclude on Saturday Dec 1, 2018.
Practices for the Winter 2019 term resume on Monday Jan 7, and conclude on Saturday March 31, 2019.
Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm (Orange Gym)
Thursday 7:00- 9:00 pm pm (Orange Gym)
Saturday 2:00-4:00pm (Orange Gym)
• Cancelled Dates:
Fall Reading Week - October 6-13, 2018
Winter Reading Week - February 16-23, 2019