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Kendo

FALL 2018

Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (Japanese sword) to mold the mind and body, cultivate a vigorous spirit, and through correct and rigid training, strive for improvement in the art of Kendo, hold in esteem human courtesy and honor, associate with others with sincerity and to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.

"The Way of the Sword"

Kendo translates to ‘the way of the sword’. Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art using Shinai (bamboo swords) and Bogu (protective armor), originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai. Students also learn discipline and etiquette as they master Kendo skills. New student starts learning Kendo with just a Shinai, etiquette, different postures and footwork, and how to properly swing a sword. He or she progresses through a series of skills preparing them to begin training with Bogu.

Class Information

We are not accepting Kindergarten students for the FALL trimester.

Students 1st grade and up must be able to walk from their classroom to the auditorium by themselves.

Please notify your teachers and aftercare providers.

CLASS TIME
Class 1 3:30 to 4:15 (beginner)
Class 2 4:30 to 5:15 (int/adv)
Classes meet after school in El Marino cafetorium on Thursdays.
Students 1st-5th are welcome.

Class Fee (11 classes) – $150.00

DATES
Sept: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Oct: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Nov: 11/8 (no class 11/1, 11/15, 11/22)
Dec: 12/6, 12/13 (holiday party 12/20)

Scheduling Notes:11/1 is Dias de los Muertos, 11/15 is Book Fair and the auditorium will be occupied.
11/22 is Thanksgiving weekend.
10/11 is Targeted Conference week, 12/13 is Teacher Conference week. Kendo class will start at the same time, due to instructor schedule.

Questions?  Email kendo@allelmarino.org

 

See flyer here.

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Please note: COMPLETING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPOT IN THIS CLASS. You will be contacted to confirm space and eligibility. Thanks for your interest in ALLEM’s enrichment classes!

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