The next beginners course will start at 5.30pm on Monday 11 March at Curtin Stadium.

Goshinkai Kendo Club

Formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2001 by members of the UWA and WA Budo clubs (Innaloo), the club was named Goshinkai from the Japanese characters 豪心会. The character 豪 (Go) means strength and also represents Australia. 心 (Shin) means spirit/heart and 会 (Kai) means group or association.

Our club motto is taken from the Japanese word 挑戦 (Chousen), which translates to "Challenge". Our challenge is to improve ourselves, to improve our kendo skills, to advance the standard of kendo in our club and in Western Australia in general, and to contribute to and advance kendo in Australia.


Please come along and join one of our training sessions.

Monday 5.30 - 7pm

Curtin Stadium
Kent St, Bentley
Western Australia

Includes the beginners course from 5.30-6.30pm in March/August.

Thursday 5.30 - 6.30pm

Collins Street Centre
Cnr Collins St and Shaftsbury St, South Perth

Advanced class

Starting Kendo

Goshinkai runs an 8 week beginner course twice a year, in March and August. The cost is $145 for students, and $160 for non-students (cash only) including Shinai (Bamboo sword).

The next beginners course starts on Monday 11th March 2024, at Curtin Stadium, Kent Street, Bentley from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

You don't need any special equipment or preparation, just come along 15 minutes prior to the first session to sign up.

Contact Courtney at if you'd like more details.


Membership fees to Goshinkai are payable twice yearly, in January & July, and are based on grade.

Grade Fee
Kyu or ungraded $150
1st and 2nd Dan $120
3rd and 4th Dan $100
5th Dan and above $50

Short term visitors can pay $5 per session.

In order to grade, members will need to become members of the West Australian Kendo Renmei, which currently costs $100 per financial year for adult members. The cost includes the registration fee for the International Kendo Federation (FIK)



West Australian Kendo Renmei

Australian Kendo Renmei

International Kendo Federation

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