Kendo and Iaido are practiced at the Ken Shin Kai Honbu Dojo.

Beginner Course NFO

10 week beginner courses are run regularly at Ken Shin Kai. We also provide opportunities for beginners to start when such courses are not running and those beginners will follow the same 10 week program. So you may effectively begin kendo and iaido lessons at anytime.

Beginners receive personal tuition and are taught in conjunction with the main class, i.e. the beginners instruction is conducted at one end of the Dojo during a normal class. In this way, beginners feel they are part of the normal class and are then encouraged to participate with regular training as soon as their individual skill develops sufficiently. Club shinai will be provided for the duration of the course.

Beginners are encouraged to watch as many sessions as they wish prior to commencement of their training. General class and equipment costs may be discussed with the Instructors either at the Dojo, by phone or e-mail.

To become a member of Ken Shin Kai and also to gain membership to the Queensland, National and international kendo bodies, please complete the form below to apply for membership. You wil then be directed to the Queensland kendo Renmei website registration form.

  1. Membership for Ken Shin Kai.
  2. Membership to Queensland Kendo Renmei and Australian Kendo Renmei.

Both forms must be completed with relevant membership fees paid as specified in the respective forms.

Ken Shin Kai can be found at …

Mt Gravatt High School
The Hall
Creighton Street
Mt Gravatt



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