PRACTICE SCHEDULE: EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
for Beginner class
6PM-7PM (All ages)
※Please come 20 minutes early to prepare
for Intermediate/Advanced class
7PM-9PM (All ages)
※After practice, please clean up and go home
8AM-11AM (All ages)
初心者 / 上級者クラス
How to join
GARDENA KENDO CLUB
Please visit our dojo or email us
※In advance to confirm practice schedule or holidays.
GARDENA KENDO CLUBに
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
16215 South Gramercy Place, Gardena, CA 90247
OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES
The primary objectives and purposes of Gardena Kendo Club shall be: to educate the general public in the Japanese martial art of Kendo, which is an expression of Japanese culture, and to provide facilities and guidance for learning about Kendo, practicing Kendo and achieving recognition for proficiency in Kendo.
The GKC monthly membership fees are due at the beginning of each month. This is a flat fee, payable regardless of whether you attend all practices or only one practice for the month. If you plan to be absent for all practices in a given month, notify the Head Instructor directly and Who's in charge of accounting or by email in advance. Your fee for that month will be reduced to $5.00. If you fail to notify in advance, you will be required to pay the full membership fee for that month. If you are absent for 3 consecutive months without notification, your membership will automatically terminate. If you wish to return, you will be required to re-apply for new membership.
Your privacy is very important to us. Gardena Kendo Club will not provide personal information to a third party without the prior consent of the user. Personal information is information about living individuals, such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, contact information.
I understand that the Gardena Kendo Club is a non-profit organization that promotes all Japanese and Japanese American related kendo culture not only to its students, but also to the Community at large. As such, articles, brochures, videos, websites, and social media may be used either promotionally or educationally and may include images of Gardena Kendo Club students or other participants in our programs. I hereby permit the use of my/my child’s images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images, for publicity, fundraising or other purposes. This might include, but is not limited to, the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, and funding applications.
AGREEMENT AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
Voluntary Participation. I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied or have voluntarily allowed my child / myself to apply, to participate in kendo instruction and training at Gardena Kendo Club (GKC), which is affiliated with the Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO) and the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF).
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I AM AWARE THAT PARTICIPATION IN KENDO, AS IN ANY SPORT OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, MAY CAUSE PHYSICAL INJURY, EXPOSURE TO ILLNESS (E.G. MRSA, INFLUENZA, COVID-19, ETC.), DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, AND, IN RARE INSTANCES, EVEN DEATH. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING, OR ALLOWING MY CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, IN THIS ACTIVITY WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, DAMAGE, AND/OR DEATH.
WAIVER AND RELEASE
As consideration for being permitted by GKC to participate in these activities and use related facilities, I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributes, guardians, and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attack the property of GKC, SCKO or AUSKF on account of injury, damage, or death resulting from the negligence or other acts, however caused, by any employee, agent, or contractor of GKC, SCKO or AUSKF as a result of my, or my child's, participation in kendo. I hereby release GKC, SCKO and AUSKF from all actions, claims, or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributes, guardians, and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury, damage or death resulting from my, or my child's, participation in kendo.
KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE, AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN GKC AND ME AND SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
A few things to keep in mind:
・When you come to practice, please try not to park in front of the entrance for the senseis and
officers with luggage.
・Before entering the dojo floor, remove your shoes and align them neatly, facing the exit.
・Upon entering the dojo floor, say “konbanwa” (good evening) or “ohayo gozaimasu” (good morning) in a loud and clear voice.
・Before the warm-up exercise, help to clean the dojo floor using the rags provided.
・Parents/guardians should remain at the dojo during practice for their child’s safety.
・Please consider volunteering at tournaments that we participate in. These tournaments depend on parent volunteers in order to be run successfully.