welcome to reishinkan kendo sydney
Reishinkan was founded by Yoshiyuki Usami in 2011 at a small dojo in North Ryde with a small group of Kendo enthusiasts. He seeked and was given permission by the family of his late Sensei to establish the dojo under the Reishinkan name. Reishinkan dojo is now located at East Roseville (see Location).
We abide by 礼法 and 作法, and our members are encouraged to respect towards each other with proper manners and etiquette as well as mutually improve one’s Kendo techniques in a friendly training environment.
Kendo is physically challenging, but rewards us with self-discipline and mental alertness. Our focus is not scoring points and winning in competition but rather continually improve our technique and building character (formation of self) by understanding the theory and logic of Kendo (way of sword), which ultimately improves self-control and the quality of daily life.
Beginners are always welcome to experience this authentic Japanese way of forming “spirituality” and “self” through the practice of Kendo with the total blend of body, mind and spirit. Beginners are catered for with their own step by step program coached by experienced instructors.
We emphasize basic Kendo with the aim to master correct basic forms leading towards successful grading results assessed by NSW Kendo Association. Reishinkan is affiliated with the NSW Kendo Association under Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) and International Kendo Federation (FIK).
In this regard, we implement 木刀による基本技稽古法 and 剣道形 and train wearing 剣道防具. We believe 鈴心館 Reishinkan provides a unique Kendo school in Sydney.
You are welcome to come and watch our training. We look forward to seeing you at Reishinkan!