is one of the most difficult form of martial arts available. It
is one of the few exercises which demands use of a physical implement
in fighting where competitors move at full speed and full strength...
In short, it is the study of "The Way of the Sword".
Kendo has been commonly called Sword Fighting or Japanese Fencing
by those who tries to associate it with something familar to themselves.
However, it is much more than that. There is as much mental cultivation
as well as physical training to the art/sport.
If you have reached this page, it probably means that you are
about to, or have embarked, on the challanging journey of learning
about kendo, which is full of its own unique challanges and rewards.
learn more about kendo, visit our About Kendo
webpage. When you feel ready to move on, our Beginners
Guide to Kendo contains many references on where to find your
dojo and what you need to start.
website is designed with the intention to educate, mainly beginners,
on the basics of kendo. To dispel myths and reinforce the accepted
concepts so that those who may be intimidated can see kendo as
a more enjoyable activity.
of the language used in this site will be less technical than
other sites available. If there are any questions at any time,
we very much welcome your comments.
and webmasters are welcome to reference this site at any time
if appropriate. Our primary goal is to inform beginners the necessary
information which may not be communicated at the dojo effectively
due to time and resource constraints. .
from the Author
background in this sports has only been a few short years with
my current rank at sho-dan. I will not claim that I know everything
there is to know about Kendo, so I will rely on my fellow kenshis
to correct my information whenever there are areas which needs
to be corrected or be improved upon. Information posted here will
often times be references of statements I have gathered from others
which I feel is valuable. I will only make references to those
activities I have direct experiences in or have been instructed
I wholeheartedly welcome any comments and
suggestions on how to improve this website and information
presented in it. If you have a thought or contributions that can
be made to this site, please feel free to share
it with us.