Kendo, Iaido & Jodo - Japanese Martial Arts Training in Johannesburg, South Africa
RIVONIA KENDO CLUB
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Rivonia Kendo Club (RKC) is a professional martial arts institution, offering the Japanese Martial Arts of Kendo, Iaido & Jodo.
The benefits of doing these martial arts include: Increases fitness; Improves mental focus; and Inspires self-development.
The RKC has adopted the Kendo proverb of "Kō Ken Chi Ai" (交剣知愛) , “the desire to achieve mutual understanding and betterment of humanity through sword training”, to help guide its members on their lifelong pursuit of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.
To reflect the aspirations of its founders, the RKC set forth three major objectives to be accomplished, namely to:
1) ...FOCUS on helping ALL their members develop good Kendo, Iaido, and/or Jodo.
2) ...Whilst still having FUN during their time of training and socializing together...
3) ...Resulting in lifelong relationships that make them feel a part of the RKC-FAMILY.
JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS
Kendo is the Japanese martial art of the sword where the practitioners use wooden swords (bokken) for kata, and bamboo swords when sparring full-contact. Practitoners also wear protective armour (bogu) that covers the head, torso, wrists.
The Kendo Kids program is Kendo sessions suitable for children, both boys and girls, as young as 7 years old, and for teenagers!
Encouraging self-confidence, resilience and discipline.
Iaido is the Japanese martial art
associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS PRACTISE
Kendo is a rigorous and physical activity that will indirectly contribute towards inceasing your overall fitness.
IMPROVES MENTAL FOCUS
Kendo requires practitioners to mindful when they are training. By doing so, the student improves their focus.
Kendo challenges the individual to confront many of their own personal issues that they may encounter in their daily lives, whether it be fear, anxiety, doubt, stress, negativity, etc. Although not clear at first, prolonged Kendo training will assist the kendoka along their own personal development journey.