Fees Schedule

Club Fees

The following Auckland Kendo Club Fee structure applies from January 2018:

Membership Type Monthly Fee Joining Fee Criteria NZKF Fee
Visitor $150 for 3 months access Can only be purchased twice (mainly for working holiday visa holders) unless grading or entering National shiai NO
A Beginners course $210 for 10 weeks access Can only be purchased once. Must purchase another membership type upon completion NO
B Adult member 2nd dan and under $95 $30 YES
C 1 parent and 1 child $110 for both $30 each 1 adult plus 1 child must be 14 years or under YES
D Family $70 each $30 each Minimum two, no max. Must be family YES
E Kids $40 $20 Kids class. Must be 14 years or under YES
F Adult member 3rd dan and above $80 $30 YES


  • No advance buying of fees
  • This applies to Kendo and Iaido members
  • Joining fees are only applicable to new members from Jan 2018
  • All members on types A-F must have Automatic Payment set up with their bank
  • Please contact Graham Sayer if you have any questions

Items Available For Purchase

Description Cost

Club Zekken (nametag)

This is an official Club nametag that is worn on your armor. It is embroidered with your surname and the club name. Please specify choice of colour upon ordering (black or navy blue)


Soft Drinks

These are available from the Dojo cooler. We usually stock Powerade and mineral water. Great for rehydrating after practice. Payable by CASH only

$3 each

Other Items

The Club does not stock or distribute these items, however can provide some advice on how to acquire them. This is intended for your information only, and may help estimate the “total cost of practicing Kendo”.

Description Approximate Cost

Kendoka Starter Kit

Compulsory when you have joined the Club. The kit consists of the following:

– Keikogi (training top – sometimes just called Gi)

– Hakama (training pants)

– Shinai (bamboo practice sword)

Usually about NZD $100 for a good set of Keikogi and Hakama. Shinai starts at $50 NZD each

Bogu Set

Depending on your learning progress, you are usually expected to be wearing Bogu by 6-12 months into the program. A Bogu set consists of the following:

– Tare (protective belt – where your Zekken will be worn)

– Men (head protection)

– Kote (wrist and hand protection)

– Do (torso protection)

– Tenugui (head towel)

– Bogu gear bag (optional)

Usually from $700 NZD for a set. Price varies considerably based on quality of material and workmanship


3 Responses to “Fees Schedule”

  1. gerardo27/05/2014 at 1:06 am #

    Hi! if i do join the club and start taking lessons right away, I mean without taking the basic begginers course, do I have to get my kendoka set or can I rent or borrow? Or is it best to take the begginers classes first?

    thank you!


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