The sword is the mind.
When the mind is right, the sword is right.
When the mind is not right, the sword is also not right.
He who wishes to study kendo, must first study his mind.
In beginner kendo, students will be introduced to reiho (basics), suburi (striking), kamae (stance), and suri-ashi (proper movement).
A uniform is not required for this class and new students may borrow school equipment. Three beginner classes are required before taking the intermediate level kendo classes.