Fee structure

Membership Fee: Free

Practice Fee for under 18 years old

  • Annual practice fee starting from April to June: £100 / July: £90 Aug: £80 / Sep: £70 / Oct: £60 / Nov: £50 / Dec: £40 / Jan: £30 / Feb: £20 / Mar: £10

    For more than one child from the same family, the annual fee is reduced. The 2nd child 75%, The 3rd child 50%.

    You can pay the practice fee of £40 on a per-term basis; Apr-Jul, Aug-Nov, Dec-Mar.

    The fees for lessons during the school holidays are included.

    If you hire your armour (bougu) from wakaba annual Bougu rent is £45 (based on £15 per term) and a returnable deposit (£70) is required at the beginning. The rent should be paid together with the practice fee.

  • OR £4 per session (if you have a specific reason for not paying annually)

The fee is mainly to cover the hire of the venue. The remainder of the fee goes towards purchasing protective equipment and stationery, to register Wakaba with the British Kendo Association, to fund occasional parties, etc. Unfortunately, refunds are not given except in the most exceptional circumstances.

Practice Fee for over 18 years old

£4 per session or annual fee £120.00

BKA (British Kendo Association) Annual membership

It is your responsibility to join the BKA. It is necessary to join the BKA to be covered by insurance for both your own and your practice partner's injuries. The BKA forbids anybody to practice Kendo if they are not covered by the BKA insurance. This insurance covers injuries in the Dojo (the practice venue) only, and both parties involved in the incident have to be members of the BKA.

Under 18 years old, Students, OAP : £37 / Renewal: £27
Over 18 years old : £64 / Renewal: £54

Information above is a guideline only. For complete and up to date details of BKA membership fees please check the BKA website.

Membership requires renewal at the beginning of January every year. Again it is your responsibility to renew your membership. The BKA will send a renewal form to you directly. If the form doesn't arrive before the Christmas, please contact with BKA treasurer by email. The address is in the BKA web site. When you complete the form, please hand it to our management staff with a cheque. She/he will send all the forms for club members to the BKA in one mailing. A couple of weeks later, you will receive an official receipt. Please attach it to your BKA membership booklet as a proof of your renewal.

The BKA membership booklet is needed for specific events, like gradings and competitions, in addition to it's use as a proof of membership.