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Northgate Community Center

10510 5th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125

©2018 by Northwest Kendo.

First Visit

Before joining, we recommend observing at least one practice and talking with us in person prior to joining to help you get an understanding of how we train.

To start, you will only need comfortable exercise gear – a t-shirt and sweatpants will suffice. Don’t worry about purchasing equipment just yet! A shinai (bamboo sword) will be provided to all new beginners. Expect to spend at least your first quarter in plain clothes while you practice kendo fundamentals and conditioning.

Sensei will determine when you are ready to begin wearing a uniform and bogu (armor).