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Beginner Classes: Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:30 p.m.
Advanced/Intermediate Classes: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Classes are taught to a set 10 week curriculum with each week consisting of a new unit covering the lesson for that week. The class moves as fast or as slow as the students can manage and class content is adjusted as required. The beginning class is taught by Sean DeBlieck, a 4th degree black belt.  There are several other black belt instructors who help to team-teach the beginning class.

You do not need to bring any equipment to your first class. Just wear loose fitting clothing appropriate for exercise ( e.g., sweats).

At the first class, beginners will need to purchase the following items in addition to class registration fee:

  • a wooden practice sword (bokken) $30

  • a bamboo practice sword (shinai) $30

  • (Optional) shinai bag to carry the practice swords $20

Students may purchase a Beginner Kit (bokken, shinai and shinai bag) for $70

Review the Beginning Class Info Sheet by clicking on the button below.



Students progress to the point where they are ready to wear protective armor (bogu) and begin fencing with their instructors and fellow students.

Refer to the Bogu Rental & Membership document for more information.

The Advanced class is taught by Jeff Marsten Jr, a 5th degree black belt who started kendo at 6 years of age and has trained in Japan for extended periods of time.

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