We require every interested student to visit and observe two complete practices, prior to enrollment. This allows interested students to have first-hand view of kendo, show their commitment to begin kendo, and allow the prospective student to ask any questions first-hand.

Open enrollment for new students takes place every six months during the first three classes of April and October.

Prospective students will need to complete the registration form, sign a release of liability, pay dues, wear comfortable clothing, and have a shinai. Shinai are available for purchase at the Monday practice. Prices vary, but generally cost between $20 and $30. Shinai may also be purchased online; see the Bogu Resources section of the Resources page.

Please note, new members must be at least 13 years old. We reserve the right to refuse acceptance of members.

For more information, please send an email to info@sfkendo.org.

For dojos in Northern California, go to the Northern California Kendo Federation home page at www.nckf.org and find a dojo near you. For information on dojos outside of Northern California visit the All US Kendo Federation home page at www.auskf.info and find closest dojo in your area.