I'm a new student, how do I start?
When and where is practice?
What do I wear?
For beginners just starting, you will need to purchase a shinai (bamboo sword); no uniform or special attire is necessary—comfortable exercise clothes (sweatpants, t-shirt/sweatshirt) are fine. Once a beginner has participated in an appropriate number of practices, you will be given permission to purchase and wear the keikogi (uniform top), hakama (uniform bottom), and then after some time eventually bogu (protective armor).
What usually happens during
Generally, Tuesday and Friday practice is organized as follows:
7:30pm - Beginners should arrive
8:00pm - Warm-up
8:30pm - Beginner and kata practice
9:00pm - Fundamental "uchi-komi" practice
9:30pm - Ji-geiko
Children's Class Information
CKD is very excited to announce our children’s beginning practice starting on January 6th, 2018, continuing every other Saturday during the year. Classes will begin at 2pm and run until 3:30pm.
Our children’s practice space is located at 8601 Menard Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053.
*Please note, in lieu of event scheduling conflicts, our alternative children’s practice location is at 9301 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL 60076.