Practice information

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Practice Schedule:

  • Saturday
    • 9:00 AM~10:30 AM (Iaido)
    • 10:30 AM~11:00 AM (Kata)
    • 11:00 AM~12:00 PM (Kendo)
  • Sunday
    • 10:30 AM~12:00PM (Kendo)
  • Tuesday & Thursday
    • 6:30 PM~8:00 PM (Iaid0)

Location: Cambodia-Japan Traditional Martial Arts Center (CJTMC), [between Wrestling gym and Boxing Federation gym], Olympic Stadium, Sihanouk Blvd., Phnom Penh.

Coordinates via Google Maps: 11°33’23.0″N 104°54’40.2″E

Membership Fees:

  • Beginners:
    • 1st trial is free, but the next try is $1/session attended.
  • Advanced Beginners:
    • If beginner completed 1 term of training and decides to continue, he/she will have to pay the full membership fee (3-month advance payment)
  • Regular members:
    • Student — $10/month
    • Working — $15/month

How to register:  To see if kendo is the right fit for you, we encourage you to come and observe our practice sessions first. Should you decide to join us, please approach any of our members after practice, or drop us a message or e-mail on our Facebook page or e-mail address respectively.

  • Please fill-in our membership form completely.
  • If you’re a minor, we will need you to have a guarantor and have them sign a liability waiver.

Clothes: Please wear comfortable clothing (one that won’t constrict free movements) like t–shirts and loose pants/shorts.

Optional: Water, towel, extra shirt.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

How do I get bogu (armor) and shinai (bamboo sword)? Do I have to buy them?

If you’re still a beginner in kendo, you don’t need to worry about that yet. It usually takes 8 months to 1 year of consistent training just to learn the most basic movements. However, should you decide to commit yourself to a lifelong pursuit of kendo, we strongly  encourage you to buy your own bogu – one that fits you! Kendo equipment is very expensive, so start saving up now!

Can I buy bokuto from you?

We do not sell kendo equipment and there are no kendo shops here in Cambodia, so you will have to acquire them elsewhere (i.e. Japan). However, there are a few very good kendo shops online offering free shipping worldwide. Please see our list below:

All Japan Budogu

Tozando

Kendo Park

Kendo Star

Mikatsuki Budogu

We will lend you a shinai during practice, so don’t worry! As for bogu, we loan/rent them out to those who’ve earned their keep (e.g. consistently trained and had learned all the basics), but club policies will apply.

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