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Japanese Fencing (Kendo) and Archery (Kyudo) Lessons

I found a flyer advertising Kendo and Kyudo lessons as a part of the Open University courses offered by the University of Tsukuba, so I thought I would share the information.


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2009 University of Tsukuba Open University

Japanese Fencing (Kendo) and Archery (Kyudo) Lessons

Kendo Lessons: Spring 2009
Dates: April 25 to June 27 (Every Saturday, except for May 2 and May 16)
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Duration: 8 days in total, 24 hours
Participants: Anyone above Elementary School 3rd Grade, limited to 50 people
Location: University of Tsukuba Kendo-jo
Fee: 9300 yen
Insurance: 600 yen for Junior High Students or younger, 1600 yen for
High School Students and older — valid for all University of Tsukuba
Open University Courses during the 2009 school year

Kyudo Lessons: Spring 2009
Dates: May 9 to May 31 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Duration: 8 days in total, 24 hours
Participants: Anyone above High School, limited to 40 people
Location: University of Tsukuba Kyudo-jo
Fee: 9300 yen
Insurance: 600 yen for Junior High Students or younger, 1600 yen for High School Students and older — valid for all University of Tsukuba Open University Courses during the 2009 school year

You do not need to have any special equipment to participate in these classes. Just show up in clothing that is easy to move in.

For more information about these courses and to apply, please see the University of Tsukuba Open University page (in Japanese).

Deadline to apply: Friday April 3, 2009.


If you are looking for something fun to do this Spring, please think about joining one of these classes. (And if you want to do something a little less aggressive, try square dancing!)



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