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Country: Australia
State: Victoria
Suburb: Ballarat
Post Code: 3350
Street: Cnr Fussell st & Victoria st Ballarat, (Ballarat Secondry College East Campus Assembly Hall)
Phone: 0419 511 501
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Bio: Kendo is the martial art of Japanese fencing, developed from traditional techniques of Japanese swordsmanship known as kenjutsu. Since 1975 the goal of Kendo has been stated by the All Japan Kendo Federation as “to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (the Japanese standard two handed sword)”. Taught using “swords” made of split bamboo (shinai) and extensive protective armour (Bogu), practitioners are called kendoka or “kenshi”. Kendoka means one who practices kendo, with Kenshi meaning swordsman. Kendoka also use bokuto (wooden katana) to practice set forms known as kata. On formal occasions, real swords or metal swords with a blunt edge, called habiki, can be used.

Iaido is a sword-based Japanese martial art that trains the motions associated with drawing a katana from its sheath, striking an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then re-sheathing the katana with smooth, controlled movement. Modern day exponents typically use iaito (blunt edge) instead of shinken (sharp edge) at least in beginning stages of study.

Since its inception in 1987, the Ballarat Kendo Club and its members have achieved many things at local, state, national, and international levels. For our Melbourne visitors, Ballarat Kendo Club dojo is in the large school hall on the left of the first set of lights as you come into Ballarat from down the hill. Ballarat Secondry College East Campus Assembly Hall Cnr Fussell st & Victoria st Ballarat

Iaido - Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Kendo - Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Please contact dojo for more information.
Telephone Number: 0438 418 452
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