14/01 New Year’s buffet

Hello everyone!

The new year’s underway and we’ve had our first training of 2017. The mochi has been eaten and we’re training hard, as we should. The only thing that remains for a good start to the year, is our traditional new year’s buffet.

Next Saturday, January 14th, we’ll have a pot luck dinner. If your new to the idea: all guests bring some food to share with the others. Drinks will be arranged by dojo staff. Please join us for dinner, right after Saturday’s training!


Hi everyone!

We will hold our traditional “pot luck” buffet party on Saturday the 10th of September. Please join in and bring some nice food to share!

Classes resume TODAY

Hi everyone! I assume you were already aware of it, but tonight our classes for the 2016-2017 season start!

Give your shinai one more inspection, clean and iron your keikogi and make sure your bogu’s completely safe. Then let’s get cracking tonight!

Goodbye tachikiri keiko

Saturday the 11th of June is going to be a special class! Our dear friend Haruki Yokota will soon be leaving the Netherlands, to return to Japan, and we would like to wish him farewell with a great training! So please do join us!

House rules & etiquette

A few days ago Machi sensei reminded us of some etiquettes and manners at our dojo. Please read and learn them.

1. Be on time for the training.

Make sure that your bogu, keikogi and shinai are properly prepared so keiko can start on time. On Saturdays we clean the floor before the training and it would be desirable to be changed in your kendogi 10 minutes before the practice starts. Especially the children have to be on time for cleaning.


2. Keep the doors of the changing rooms open during the keiko.

This is to keep an eye on our belongings and to prevent unknown/unwanted persons entering the rooms. The last person that leaves the changing room should leave the door open.


3. Do not bring your bogu bags into the dojo (this is an exception for Roelof sensei).

If you must bring in your bogu bag, place it in the storage area used for gymnastics. Also, do not lay your shinai bag down on the bench or the floor. There will be no room on the bench for people who come to watch the keiko and on the floor people can trip over it. Make sure your things are not in the way of someone.


4. Bring your own tape.

There is tape in the first aid kit but that is expensive and for emergencies only. People who get blisters easily should bring their own tape.


5. Be careful not to forget your belongings at the dojo.

In the dojo at Oostelijk Halfrond where we practice on Tuesdays, there is no locker for RSJ. In the dojo at Zeelandiahoeve where we practice on Saturdays, there is no more room in the locker that we have. Therefore someone has to take forgotten items home and bring them the next training. It is highly unconvenient and you have to pay attention not to forget anything when going home.


Please look after each other and correct the kendoka sitting on your right side

New Year’s buffet

Dear friends, dear kendoka,

2016 is right around the corner, only a few more days! It’s time to share some warmth among friends, in these exceptionally warm winter days. It’s time for our annual new year’s buffet party!

Saturday the 9th of January Renshinjuku dojo will have it’s traditional “pot luck” buffet, right after training. Come one, come all!

Please bring a course/dish to share with your friends and classmates. Dojo staff will arrange for drinks.