How to Join & E-mail Contact

Before applying:
Those who sincerely desire to practice both Kendo and Iaido should apply for enrollment. They must read and fully understand "Kaifukan Kendo,"  "Kaifukan Iaido" and "Dojo Rules." And they must attend one full session to observe the actual practice to see what our practices are like and what they can expect once they join. Contact Maeda Sensei for appointment.

Those who have trained in other dojo previously, in particular, must clearly understand that Kaifukan waives 'shiai' and no student is allowed to participate in any event as such. They also must pledge that they strictly follow Maeda Sensei's instructions and never contradict him with the knowledge they may have acquired in their previous training.

Cost:
The cost to join and the monthly tuition will be found in the "Application Form" listed below. You can also get a rough estimate on the cost of the equipment in the "Additional Information" in the sidebar. This information, however, was based on the 2004 and not updated. You can check the various kendo shop websites for more accurate cost. It is not necessary to have all the kendo equipment when you first join. However, you will need them in two to three months after you joined.
Kendo equipment costs much more than other martial arts equipment i.e. judo or karate. But you should not think it is all that "expensive" because it is investing in yourself, and you are worthy of this expense. Self-esteem, one of the objectives of your kendo practice, starts from here. Besides, the equipment is durable and will last well over 10 years.

Age Restriction:
  • Kaifukan will accept students from 8 years old
  • Those applicants between 8 and 12 years old will be accepted only if their parent is a Kaifukan student. This means a child under this age bracket would be admitted if the parent joins together.
  • Those between 13 and 15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by their parent/guardian during the session. The parent doesn't have to be a Kaifukan student, but must be attending the class with the child.
  • 16 and 17 years old students will be treated as adults requiring no parental supervision in dojo. And they are to pay full tuition.
  • 18 years old and younger applicants need a full parental agreement to join. 

Those who are eligible and qualified should apply with the documents listed below.

If you have any further questions, write Maeda Sensei at <kaifukan@hawaii.rr.com>

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Kaifukan Maeda,
Sep 28, 2016, 4:10 PM
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Kaifukan Maeda,
Jul 13, 2012, 4:15 PM
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Kaifukan Maeda,
Jul 13, 2012, 4:14 PM