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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.


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February 20Presidents’ Days
May 29Memorial Day
June 19Juneteenth
July 1-4Independence Day
September 4Labor Day
October 9Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 23 – 26Thanksgiving Weekend
December 22 – January 1Christmas / New Year

Class Fees

Monthly Subscription$150
Second Family MemberFree
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No Contracts.
  • Monthly Subscriptions are purchased through our website and can be canceled at anytime.
  • New subscriptions are prorated and renewed the 1st of every month.

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

  • All students and guests are required to complete the online registration form for OM Movement.
  • Registration is free.
  • Follow the link below, click on the Sign-Up button on the right side of the page and follow the on screen instructions.

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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