Jodo FAQ

Q1. What is Jodo?
Q2. Who are e-bogu.com ?
Q3. When can I visit and see your class?
Q4. Is my child too young to start Jodo?
Q5. Am I too old to start Jodo?
Q6. How many classes per week can I attend?
Q7. What are initial costs to become a member?
Q8. What are monthly fees?
Q9. I have leaned different branch or martial arts. Can I practice?
Q10. Who should I contact to ask other questions?

Q1. What is Jodo?
Jodo is the ‘the way of sticks’ and is the old martial arts known for 400 years. The Jo (sticks in Japanese) looks ordinary but once we use it, it changed to a spear, a partisan or a sword.

Q2. Who are e-bogu.com ?
e-bogu.com Inc. is a company that runs our facility, Butokuden. Enshin Irvine members pay registration fees and tuitions to e-bogu.com as all the instructors are voluntary and for non-profit. e-bogu.com also provides members uniforms and equipments with whole sale prices.

Q3. When can I visit and see your class?
You can come see any of our scheduled classes. No prior appointment is required. Check our latest class schedules at www.butokuden.com.

We also encourage you to take a free trial class as doing is better way to examine than seeing.  You can join our class with any sporting outfit.

Q4. Is my child too young to start Jodo?
We don’t have any age limit.
It would be better if you are taller than 128cm (50inch) since you need to hold Jo which has 50inch from end to end.

Q5. Am I too old to start Jodo?
We practice Kata, which is the reference guide for a set of moves, so that you don’t need to stamina or power. You can start any time. It doesn’t matter if you are man,women, young or old.

Q6. How many classes per week can I attend?
We currently offer 2 class opportunities per week. You can take as many classes as you wish at the same monthly fee.

Q7. What are initial costs to become a member?
As of July 2010, these are the costs you usually need to start. Please be advised the amounts may change any time in future.

Registration Fee: $40
1st Month Tuition: $50
Uniform and Jo: Depends on your budget

You either can pay by credit card or a check (payable to e-bogu.com Inc.)
Q8. What are monthly fees?

As of July 2010, the tuition is $50 per month and family members get 10% discount. Also if you’d like to more than 2 martial arts, the tuition is negotiable. Please be advised the amounts may change any time in future.

You are required to a next month’s tuition at end of each month by credit card (charged automatically) or a check (payable to e-bogu.com Inc.)

Q9. I have leaned different branch or martial arts. Can I practice?
No problem. Please note we practice Seitei Jodo by the All Japan Kendo Federation.

Q10. Who should I contact to ask other questions?
Send an email to jodo@butokuden.com. Or, you can ask any instructors at our facility before or after a class.