A Beginner’s Guide To The World Of Kendo Training

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When it comes to the Japanese martial arts, Kendo remains one of the foremost in the ranks. If you’re probably thinking what the sport is all about, you are in the right place to learn the basics of kendo training. What Is Kendo? Anyone who resides in Japan would probably know what kendo is because of its popularity with people … Read More

Kendo Tricks That Can Save Your Life In Awkward Situations

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Kendo, or the sword method is a contemporary martial art practice from Japan. While Kendo tricks are easy, they can be difficult to learn. The tricks in Kendo are classified into two parts: Oji waza and Shikake waza. The former means tricks that an individual uses against their opponent to protect themselves. The latter means the tricks which an individual … Read More

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

Amazing Use of Bamboo Swords in Kendo

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The use of bamboo swords or shinai along with armor or bogu in Japanese sword arts is a relatively recent phenomenon. It is believed that the father and son duo of Yamada Heizaemon Mitsunori and Naganuma Shirozaemon Kunisato developed and improved the bokuto and shinai, as well as the bogu. There was good reason for the invention of the bamboo … Read More

Top 5 Must-Watch Tournaments of Kendo

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Besides training as hard as you can, the best way to improve techniques in Kendo is to watch tournaments where top kendoka spar with each other. Here are the top Kendo tournaments that you must watch to keep yourself abreast of the achievements individuals have made in the sport. All Japan Kendo Championships The All Japan Kendo Championships are organized … Read More

Karate vs Kendo: A Comparative Analysis

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Many people who have been practicing karate for a while wonder if they can take up kendo, or vice versa. Many trainers and masters will encourage individuals to learn other forms of martial arts besides the one they have experience in. What is interesting is that karate and kendo actually share a link. In fact, kendo has influenced most forms … 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

Role of Modern Japanese Martial Art “Kendo” in your Day to Day Life

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What is it about Kendo that keeps kenshi going back to it? When the sport is practiced correctly, it offers the thrill of combat without the risk of injury that often accompanies other forms of combative sport. Kenshi doesn’t hold back. The armor offers proper protection and allows combative partners to be fully committed to their strikes. This is why … Read More