The Way of the Sword: An Introduction to Kendo
Workshop in partnership with UTS Kendo Club
July 22, 2016
Part of the Tenugui: The stylish everyday cloth Living Culture event series.
Kendo, literally meaning ‘way of the sword’, has its roots in kenjutsu training wherein Japanese swordsmen practiced their sword skills with a bamboo sword. This formal training has since evolved into a martial art of its own.
Join us in a workshop with seasoned kendo practitioners from the UTS Kendo Club and learn the basic principles of kendo, discover how they use tenugui (versatile piece of cloth used in Japan), and have fun practicing with a shinai (bamboo sword).
The workshop will start with an introduction and Q&A at The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Participants will then walk to the UTS Ross Milbourne Sports Hall across from Central Park to complete the session.
About the series
Tenugui: The stylish everyday cloth
The Japan Foundation, Sydney presents a Living Culture event series focusing on the very Japanese multi-purpose textile, known as tenugui. The program features a collection of beautiful tenugui on display to the public in the gallery, and showcases tenugui in use in a sit-down comedy show and a kendo workshop.
Starts at 6:30pm (Doors open 6pm)
Approximate duration 1.5-2 hours.
Recommended participation age is 15 years old and above. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Please wear comfortable clothing.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Participants will meet at The Japan Foundation, Sydney for an introduction before heading to RMSH UTS.
(Limited capacity; bookings essential)
HEADER IMAGE CREDIT
Image courtesy of Taek Yang (UTS Kendo Club)