University Dojo

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We are currently in the process of trying to establish a University of Edinburgh Iaido society, supported by Edinburgh Genbukan. Currently the biggest obstacle to forming the society is finding the required 20 members needed to start the dojo. So if you are interested in training with us, or think you know someone who would be, please get in touch! The first session is free.

Please sign up to the mailing list or drop us an e-mail prior to coming so that we can ensure that there will be equipment you can borrow for training with.

Training With Us

We currently have two sessions a week, at the same time and place as the non-university Dojo.

You will be required to take membership of our governing body, the British Kendo Association (BKA), which is 10 for a temporary membership. This lasts for 3 months and provides insurance cover for training and is required for gradings. BKA membership can be paid for on their website here.

For your first few nights practice all you will require is tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt. There after you will require some knee-pads (we do a lot of kneeling). If you have a bokken please feel welcome to bring it along, but don't feel that you need to go out and buy one to start with!

N.B. Please note that this is not (currently) a University of Edinburgh Society and will only become so if and/or when accepted by the University of Edinburgh's society approval procedures.