For all beginners now is the time to look at membership of the British Kendo Association. Temporary membership is available to new starters in Kendo, Iaido and/or Jodo. This is intended as a cheap entry to cover you while you are deciding if this martial art is for you.
Temporary membership lasts 3 months and covers you for practice in your local dojo. It does not allow you to participate in seminars, taikai or gradings. Before the 3 months is up you will be sent an upgrade pack, should you wish to continue your practice. At this point you will be asked to pay for the remainder of the year’s fees less the joining fee.
There is only one rate for temporary membership £10, regardless of which sword art you study. You can only take out temporary membership once, it is not renewable or extendable. Fundamentally, your membership is your insurance to train. In a full contact martial art the importance of insurance coverage cannot be understimated, so please join as soon as possible.
You can find all the information regarding membership and online registration on the BKA's website here. Any questions, let us know either by the forum or at your next practice.