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?
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.