Matters of great concern should be treated lightly, matters of small concern should be treated seriously.


In accordance with the Concept and Purpose of Kendo by the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei developed then published in 1975:
Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana.
To mold the mind and body.
To cultivate a vigorous spirit
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for improvement in the art of Kendō.
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor.
To associate with others with sincerity.
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Thus will one be able:
To love one's country and society;
To contribute to the development of culture;
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.
kendo concept


In accordance with the Concept and Principle of Atarashi Naginata by the Zen Nihon Naginata Renmei developed then published in 1955:
Promote harmony between the mind and the body through naginata training.
Through the correct guidance of Atarashi Naginata,
one seeks to perfect the technique, cultivate the spirit, increase vitality and also:
Train correctly within the principles of Naginata,
Respect discipline,
Respect etiquette and cooperate with others,
Learn and preserve traditional Japanese culture,
Cultivate mind,
Develop spirit and body,
Promote peace and prosperity among people.
Naginata concept


A nonprofit organisation, Moscow kendo & naginata dojo — KAMINARIKAN 雷館, hereinafter referred to as "we", "us", "our", the "club" and/or the "dojo", set force these Rules & Regulations governing our sport activities as we see fit and explaining how you must and must not behave during any engagement with us. Everything therein may apply to our digital relations to reasonable extent with respect to services we wish to provide you.
Please read these terms carefully pursuant to the following order of precedence, or at least the basic rules below.






Basic dojo rules

  • Kendo and Naginata is a pursuit of perfection – a lifelong quest that has no end. We are a club true to budo maniacs, not some kind wellness centre for consumers.
  • We are a membership-based non-profit association, not a commercial entity.
  • We adhere to the principle that “The sword is a mirror of one’s soul. If the soul is corrupt, so will the sword. Those who seek to study the sword, must study the soul first.”
  • We are above and beyond any politics or religion, any values or stereotypes. But we abide applicable laws and customs. Our only concern lies with kendo and naginata, therefore leave all else beyond dojo’s threshold.
  • We employ sempai/kohai ruling hierarchy at the dojo, thus, our word is law.
  • Martial arts always start and end with rei. Unimportant how many times one has crossed a dojo’s threshold – one ought to pay respect to the gods, to the place, to own and somebody else’s weapon, to the opponent at all the times.
  • We expect you to show the following three virtues each keiko: discipline, advertence, and devotion.
  • From the beginning of your training you must show us the ability to do as have been told with diligence, involvement, and interest. You shan’t reckon upon good terms may come out the blue. Confidence is earned.
  • Your advancing is in your power only. You should not be put out about someone is doing better. Focus on yourself.
  • You are solely responsible for own health and medical care during any training with us. If you feel unwell, tell us and take a break.
  • You should pay much attention to matters of personal appearance and hygiene, keep your dogi neat and clean same way as your soul. You must always wear dogi with a kempt manner. A dog’s skin inside, a tiger’s hide outside!
  • Club’s inventory is free to use on three simple conditions: good care, cleanliness, and timely return. Broken – repair or replace. Soiled – cleanse. Quit – return in timely manner. These measures ought to be taken for the benefit of others who may happen to use the inventory after you. You should treat own equipment same way.
  • We offer a little space for storing your own equipment while you train regularly. If you’ve made up your mind to quit, collect your belongings ASAP. We won’t be able to store them long and will reclaim at the earliest opportunity.
  • Time to time we might alter our schedule or course of training. We will try to give advance notice to everyone.
  • Showing up late is deemed bad manners, on the other hand, it is a very large city. Let us know beforehand and quietly slip into keiko. But it is inadmissible to being late at your first session.
  • You aren’t allowed to leave keiko without a cause. If you have entered a session you must endure till the very end.
  • It is inevitable to train on regular basis. So we expect you to notify us in case of absence. Better not to miss sessions at all.
  • Don’t forget to register in our book upon your arrival.
  • Prior entering the dojo you must take off your shoes and bow to gods of the dojo (Raijin and Fuujin) in the doorway. Do the same in opposite order leaving the dojo. Don’t forget about mokuso and rei.
  • Regardless of your current level, you ought to keep up with overall tempo of keiko and obey our commands.
  • During keiko we may inflict a punishment to each one of you. Nothing personal. Practicing martial arts you are left with no choice but to clench your teeth and carry on. It will make you stronger.
  • When you invite guests to the dojo, explain our rules to them and keep an eye on them. You are the one responsible.
  • Due to our training routine we tend not to practice with kids under fourteen.
  • Statistically kendo and naginata are nearly non-traumatic sports. Nevertheless, one should be aware of safety rules.
  • We might refuse you permission to continue training if you break the rules.
  • Remember you do it for yourself. Thus, you should focus on kendo and naginata self-perfection. It is folly to kill the time at the dojo.
  • The art of fencing is impossible all alone. You need a good partner. We all try to deep up with each other, help each other to improve oneself. Remember this principle.


A nonprofit organisation, Moscow kendo & naginata dojo — KAMINARIKAN 雷館, hereinafter referred to as "we", "us", "our", the "club" and/or the "dojo", set force these Terms explaining how you may and may not use our website and other digital platforms, which is provided by us free of charge, or related services and our policies on acceptable use, privacy and data protection and cookies you must rely on during any engagement with us. Everything therein may apply to our relations in real life to reasonable extent with respect to services we wish to provide you.

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