Beginner’s Information

Thank you for your interest in Oakland Kendo Dojo.

If you would like to attend your first practice please contact us ahead of time to arrange your visit in accordance with our schedule.

Also, if you are new to the world of Kendo, we ask that you sit and observe two practices before beginning your training at Oakland Dojo. This will give you an idea of how we conduct our practice sessions.

Beginners are always welcome and can start practicing with us at anytime.  We do not run scheduled beginners-only classes on a calendar basis.

If you are attending practice for the first time, please wear the following:

  • Loose fitting sports wear, but no shorts
  • Shoes are not needed
  • No loose jewelry to be worn during practice