How to Join

To join, please visit our dojo, sign up for an application form, and pay enrollment fees during regular practice hours.

If you would like to see our practice before you join, please feel free to come and visit our dojo. No appointment is necessary! Our dojo door is always open for people to sit down and observe.

Waiver and Release & Health Insurance Requirement

Although kendo is considered a safe martial art activity using protective gears, sometimes injury might happen due to a lack of enough warming up or stretching. To participate in our dojo activity, you must carry your primary health insurance. 

New Member Fees

See the breakdown below for the new member fee.

Dojo Registration Fee: $30

Dojo Tuition (first 2 months): $80

AUSKF Annual Fee: $60 (adult) / $30 (17 & under or full-time student)

AUSKF New Member Registration Fee: $50

SCKO Annual Fee: $35 (adult) / $25 (17 & under or full-time student)

Total: $255 (adult) / $215 (17 & under or full-time student)

Family discount: If you join as a family, the second (more) person will pay half the monthly tuition($20 per month).

All members are required to join SCKO (Southern California Kendo Organization) and AUSKF (All USA Kendo Federation). AUSKF new member registration fee is required for those who have never registered with AUSKF and do not have an AUSKF ID.

New Member Registration

Please complete the WLA New Member Form before joining the dojo.

Download registration form:

WLA New Member Application 

Membership Registration, Tuition, and Other Payments

Membership tuition is collected every two months at the beginning of the first month.  For example, January and February tuition is due at the beginning of January.

Payments can be provided in one of the following ways: