Class Tips

Tips On What To Bring & Wear To Class

A few helpful tips to get you started...

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early; this gives you time to prepare for class, and you also get to see the finish of the class running before you.
  • If this is your first visit, here is the location and directions to our training dojo


  • Wear flexible pants, like 3/4 pants, track pants, or thai pants. Anything you can move comfortably in.
  • In wintertime, wear an extra layer or two over your shirt. A hoodie or thin sweater is a good idea, something you can take off easily once you've warmed up.
  • Remember to take off any special jewelry or watches before class; taiko is very active and it's possible to damage these.

Food & Drink

  • Bring a drink, either water or a sports drink. In winter, a thermos of tea is nice to have on hand.
  • If you have an early morning class, bring a banana or small snack as well to keep you fueled.

More Tips

  • When you get your bachi (drumsticks) make sure to mark them or color them in a way that is unique. This will help you tell them apart from everyone else's bachi, which otherwise will all look the same.

Most importantly, relax and enjoy! :-)