Arkansas Kendo Club

Membership Dues

Monthly Dojo Membership Dues

Payment due by the 5th of every month. 

  • Beginners, first month: $40 (this is for your practice shinai)
  • Membership fee, all ages: $30/ month

Arkansas Kendo Club is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Club fees are used strictly for our members’ benefit to practice kendo. We use membership dues for the overhead of website, purchase of equipment, sensei visits, events hosted by AKC, etc.

The instructors are not reimbursed for teaching the class.

How to pay:

Beginner’s Pay Here:

Monthly Gym Membership Dues

We have negotiated a group rate with the gym facility Esporta Fitness/ LA Fitness. This is our rental facility for the club, but also includes all Esporta premium member benefits such as swimming pool, fitness facility, sauna, showers, etc. View Esporta/ LA Fitness amenities, gym hours, etc. here.

All AKC members will need to sign a waiver and pay gym fees to our facility at Esporta Fitness. There is a monthly fee plus annual fee required within the first month.

Payments for the gym membership are facilitated by Esporta Fitness/ LA Fitness payment portal on the app, website, etc.

NOTE: Signing the gym membership at Esporta comes with the commitment of 4 months. Canceling prior to the 4 month period will result in a fee.

For the location of Esporta Gym/ LA Fitness, see our Location Details page.

The long and short of it…

Cost break down to practice kendo:

Dojo Membership $30 + Gym Membership

Beginners, first month:

Dojo Membership $40 + Gym Membership + Gym Annual Fee

Yearly AUSKF + SWKIF Federation Dues

The All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting the regional member federations by:

  • Organizing national tournaments
  • Training a U.S. team for international competition
  • Organizing promotional examination opportunities for higher ranks
  • Interfacing to the International Kendo Federation (FIK).
  • Providing the member federations with support programs to promote kendo in their region by providing guest instructors, examiners, and arranging for seminars to be given by expert sensei from foreign countries.

Practice Times & Location

Esporta Fitness
11700 Chenal Pkwy
Little Rock, AR 72211




6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NOTE: Visitors, please contact us prior to visit. Schedule may change due to events.

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