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  • Please arrive with ample time to prepare for class (at least 15mins before).
  • There are showers and changing rooms on location.
  • All students and guests must check-in at the front desk prior to class.

Note: Kendo classes incorporate aspects of iaido, kobudo, and jodo, aiming to offer students a holistic grasp of Japanese swordsmanship in line with the principles advocated by the All Japan Kendo Federation. Similarly, iaido classes encompass elements of kendo, kobudo, and jodo to ensure a well-rounded education for practitioners, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the art.

Private Classes

Private classes are available to Institute of Budo Studies members of all levels. These classes offer the opportunity for one-on-one instruction in Japanese swordsmanship and are specifically tailored to the student’s experience, physical conditioning, and desired goals.

  • For more information about Private Classes please click here.

Days Closed

January 1New Year’s Day
January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 19Presidents’ Day
May 27Memorial Day
June 19Juneteenth
July 4Independence Day
September 2Labor Day
October 14Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 28Thanksgiving Weekend
December 23 – January 1Christmas / New Year

Class Fees

Monthly Subscription$150
Second Family Member Monthly Subscription$75
Second Family Member Drop-in$15
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No Contracts.
  • Monthly Subscriptions are purchased through our website and can be canceled at anytime.
  • New subscriptions are prorated and renew the 1st of every month.
  • Second Family Members age 17 & under attend for free.

Introductory Class

  • Prospective students are welcome to try one of each class for free.
  • Registration with OM Movement and a completed AUSKF Waiver are required.
  • Please wear comfortable pants and a t-shirt for class (please do not wear shorts).

OM Movement Registration

Required Forms

Federation Memberships

  • All United States Kendo Federation– Recommended for all students as it provides liability insurance.
  • Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Membership– Required for members wishing to seek rank in Ryushin Shouchi Ryu (Kobudo).
  • Please contact us before registering for more details.


The Institute of Budo Studies has partnered with Tozando for all equipment needs, offering exceptional products, at reasonable prices, directly from Japan.


  • Public Parking Garage: Between Hotel Arya and Peacock Cafe, $2 parking with validation coupon (available at the front desk).
  • Street Parking: Along McFarlane Rd and Grand Avenue.
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