Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, the RKC DOJO (RKC) is a professional martial arts institution, offering the Japanese Martial Arts of Kendo, Iaido & Jodo.
The benefits of doing these martial arts include: Increases fitness; Improves mental focus; and Inspires self-development.
"RKC" stands for "Ryū Ken Chi" (written in Japanese kanji as 龍 剣 知)), and translates to "Dragon Sword Wisdom".
The RKC has adopted the Kendo proverb of "Kō Ken Chi Ai" (交 剣 知 愛), “the desire to achieve mutual understanding and betterment of humanity through sword training”, to help guide its members on their lifelong pursuit of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.
To reflect the aspirations of its founders, the RKC set forth three major objectives to be accomplished, namely to:
1) ...FOCUS on helping ALL their members develop good Kendo, Iaido, and/or Jodo.
2) ...Whilst still having FUN during their time of training and socializing together...
3) ...Resulting in lifelong relationships that make them feel a part of the RKC-FAMILY.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Kendo is the Japanese martial art of the sword where the practitioners use wooden swords (bokken) for kata, and bamboo swords (shinai) when sparring full-contact. Practitoners also wear protective armour (bogu) that covers the head, torso, and wrists.
Kendo encourages both inwards and outward competition - inward competition against ones own fears and doubts, so that there is no outward anxiety and hesitation when competing with an opponent.
The Kendo Kids program at the RKC Dojo is suitable for children, both boys and girls, as young as 6 years old up until 12/13 years old.
Kendo Kids encourages self-confidence, resilience and discipline.
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Iaido involves the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (or saya), striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
Focused and disciplined training for both body and mind, ultimately allowing one to comtemplate deep within.
Jodo is the art of the short staff, and is the Japanese martial art of stick fighting to defend primarily against a sword attack.
Co-operation with your partner is emphasizes so as to ensure both partners can practice safely but intensely.
The RKC Dojo offers a variety of other services such as demonstrations, workshops, team-building events, client activations, photo and video opportunities, back ground extras for movies, music video, retail marketing, promotions, etc.
Our broad base of skills and members allows us to offer these unique and dynamic range of other services!
BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS PRACTISE
Martial artists at the RKC can be a rigorous and physical, that will contribute towards ones' overall health and fitness.
IMPROVES MENTAL FOCUS
Martial Arts requires practitioners to be mindful when they are training. By doing so, the student improves their focus.
Martial Arts challenges the individual to confront many of their own personal issues that they may encounter in their daily lives, whether it be fear, anxiety, doubt, stress, negativity, etc. Although not clear at first, prolonged training will assist the student along their own personal development journey.