We’ve compiled a list of all the frequently asked questions we usually get asked regarding Iaido and the club. If you still haven’t found the answers you’re looking for, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
HOW DO I START?
Contact us by email or through our facebook page to arrange your first free lesson.
You are also welcome to observe a lesson, see what it's all about, meet the team and have a chat.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
Nothing at first!
We supply bokken ( a wooden sword) and obi (cotton belt) to beginners.
Clothing should be regular gym wear - tracksuit / jogging pants and t-shirt.
As you advance you will move onto using an Iaito ( blunt metal sword) and wearing the traditional Iaido 'Gi'.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We charge £25 per month / £6.50 per session.
Should you decide you wish to join the club there is a £30 per year membership fee
We are a not for profit club - fees cover our running expenses
ARE YOU AFFILIATED?
The majority of our group have become General members of DNBK (Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) based in Kyoto, Japan.
Eventually, as a General Member it is possible to progress to be become a Certificated Member at YuDansha rank