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COMMON QUESTIONS

Responses to Regular Enquiries

DO I NEED TO HAVE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF MARTIAL ARTS?

Absolutely not!  Complete novices to Martial Arts are most welcome.

WHAT DO I NEED ON DAY ONE?

You need:

1. A temporary Membership from the British Kendo Association which you can purchase at: www.britishkendoassociation.com .

2.  Loose fitting clothing.

3.  A good attitude to learning.

WHEN DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A SWORD?  WHERE CAN I BUY ONE?

When Sensei says you're proficient enough to use one.  Ultimately it's his decision on when you can train with one at this club.

There is a link to the nine circles website above.  Here you can purchase clothing and items for Iaido practice such as bokken (wooden practice swords).

IS THERE A PROBATION PERIOD?

There is.  It's a month long.  We also reserve the right to refuse anyone entry to the club without explanation.  A refund for outstanding lessons paid up will be provided.

DO YOU TEACH UNDER 18'S?

Unfortunately we don't at Seibukan.  Other dojo may have a different policy on teaching under 18s however.

CAN I LEARN IAIDO IF I HAVE MEDICAL CONDITIONS?

Please be open with us if you are concerned about training with an issue.  We may be able to make considerations for training.