What Makes the Modern Japanese Martial Art Different?

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Modern Japanese martial arts are less about killing or winning victories in real fights, than about self-improvement. There was a clear transition between the old martial arts practiced for survival or security by samurai in feudal Japan. The story of this transition can be traced very clearly through the story of kendo. History of Japanese Martial Arts The samurai or … Read More

Reasons Why Kendo Could Be An Olympic Sport

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There has been some debate about whether or not Kendo can be included as an Olympic sport. At the 1964 Summer Games in Japan, Judo was added as an Olympic sport. There was a demonstration of Kendo for the world to see, and international interest was created. But there has been resistance to Kendo becoming an Olympic sport. Most of … Read More