RKC DOJO

Kendo, Iaido & Jodo 

Japanese Martial Arts Training in South Africa

Train at the Rivonia and/or Observatory Dojo's, or Online !

ABOUT THE 

RKC DOJO

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, the RKC DOJO (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

WE OFFER:

 
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KENDO

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.

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KENDO KIDS

The Kendo Kids program is Kendo  sessions suitable for children, both boys and girls,  as young as 6 years old,  and  for teenagers!

Encouraging self-confidence, resilience and discipline. 

IAIDO

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.

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JODO

“The Art of the Short Staff”, and is the Japanese martial art of stick fighting to defend primarily against a sword attack.

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BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS PRACTISE

INCREASES FITNESS

Martial artists at the RKC can be a rigorous and physical, that will contribute towards ones' overall health and fitness. 

IMPROVES MENTAL FOCUS

Martial Arts requires practitioners to be mindful when they are training. By doing so, the student improves their focus.

INSPIRES PERSONAL-DEVELOPMENT

Martial Arts 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 training will assist the student along their own personal development journey. 

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