Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art and a form of fencing fencing that utilises bamboo staves or swords called shinai. Kendo is a comparatively new sport which evolved from the practice of kenjutsu. Another interesting fact about kendo is that kendo competitions have not one, not two but a total of three referees! Usually two out of the three … Read More
What Makes the Modern Japanese Martial Art Different?
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