About kendo

What is Kendo?

Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from Japanese swordsmanship the sword is represented by a bamboo shinai and practitioners wear protective armour.

Concept of Kendo

The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (sword).

The Purpose of Practicing Kendo

The purpose of practicing kendo is:
To mold the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for improvement in the art of kendo,
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honour,
To associate with other with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself,
This will make one be able:
To love his/her country and society,
To contribute to the development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.

Established on March 20, 1975
All Japan Kendo Federation