Open Practice format and requirements.

Every Saturday Morning, parallel to our Youth Instructional Program, we will hold an open practice. Open practice will consist of basic warm-up exercises followed by free practice, as directed by our head instructor.

Everyone is welcome to participate whether you already belong to an SCKF or SCKO dojo or not.*

Existing AUSKF Members:
Members of existing AUSKF affiliated dojo will not be required to join Shofukan Kendo Dojo as a member, and will still be able to practice with us on a regular basis.

In order to help contribute towards our facilities rental expenses we ask that regular visitors purchase the Facility Use Pass and obtain the JCC picture ID. Regular visitors from other dojos will be able to purchase monthly, quarterly, or annual pass

Facility Use
Quarterly Pass
Annual Pass (Best Value)
$280 ($2.80 per hour)
Passes may be purchased in advance or on location

Non-regular attendees will need to sign in as a guest visitor with JCC each time they enter as per JCC security requirement. Adult visitors can enter the facility by providing a drivers license to the security guard at the front entrance and obtaining a one-day visitor's pass.

Release of Liability form and Dojo Rules will need to be signed and returned before attending the open practice. Forms can be downloaded HERE.

Shofukan Kendo Dojo Members:
Existing Shofukan Kendo Dojo members will be able to participate in any of our open practice sessions. As a member of a SCKF affiliated kendo dojo, you will receive the JCC photo ID, and also be eligable to participate in federation rank tests and tournaments. Requirements to join is detailed in the Membership Fees section.

Youth Program Members:
Our Youth Kendo Instructional Program members will participate in the open practice session, following their regular instructional program. Members of our Youth program may only practice with instructors of Shofukan Kendo Dojo or approved assistants during the Open Practice sessions. See Youth Program section for enrollment details.

New students and non-AUSKF:
New and non-AUSKF students will need to sign up for membership with SCKF and Shofukan Kendo Dojo and become our Shofukan Kendo Dojo members before being able to participate in the Open Practice. See Membership Fees section for details. Students with prior kendo experience may enroll at anytime of the year following evaluation by the head instructor.

New students without prior kendo experience will be able to enroll at any time, but will begin their first practice on a quarterly basis. This is so that all new students can start their instruction and progress at the same pace. First practice of every quarter will fall on the first Saturday of January, April, July, and September.

We recommend that new students attend one of the practice session to observe in order to gain an understanding of kendo in general. Please contact us in advance of your arrival so that we can arrange for a visitors pass at JCC.

*The head instructor of Shofukan Kendo Dojo will have the right to ask any participants to leave at anytime at his discretion.

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