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  Kendo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kendo is practiced using "swords" made of split bamboo called shinai and extensive protective armour (bogu) is worn to protect specified target areas on the head and body.
The Australian Kendo Renmei grew from the beginning of kendo in Australia in the 1960's and is a founding member of the FIK (formerly the IKF).
Kendo was introduced in the mid sixties as a part of judo practice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kendo   (2026 words)

Kendo is a martial art who’s origin is from the combat techniques of the old Japanese warriors.
Such as in fencing, and putting it in a very simplified manner, a fight of Kendo (shiai) consists in the confrontation between two practitioners (kendoists), who’s objective is to mark points, made through the use of the technique to reach the adversary in one of the four allowed points.
In fact, Kendo is a versatile modality being able to be done by people of any age since children of five, six years to old people, as it is the case of the great masters (sensei).
www.kendo.pt /kendo2_eng.htm   (413 words)

Kendo originated from the various sword fighting techniques of hundreds of years of combat and study.
The goal of Kendo is not only to develop the physical capability for fighting but also the moral and spiritual aspects that may be applied in coping with real life.
Kendo was regarded undemocratic by the general headquarters of the occupation forces and was officially banned in public.
www.yamatanidojo.com /what_is_kendo.htm   (1291 words)

 Edmonton Kendo Club - Purpose/History
Kendo, literally translated, “the way of the sword,”; cannot be traced to a single founder or given an exact founding date.
Kendo began to take its modern appearance during the late 18th century with the introduction of protective equipment: the men, kote and do and the use of the bamboo sword, the shinai.
In 1911, Kendo was officially introduced into the physical education curriculum of middle schools and in 1912, the Nihon Kendo Kata, a set of regulations for Kendo, was published.
edmonton_kendo_club.tripod.com /purpose.htm   (903 words)

 Toronto Kendo Club - Main Page
Kendo, the art of Japanese swordsmanship, is a way of life designed to contribute to self-development through training in the guiding principles underlying the art of the sword.
Through rigorous training in Kendo, the student strengthens his or her body and mind, develops a strong spirit, learns to treat people properly, to value truth, to be sincere, to always strive for self-development, love society and country, and contribute to the peace and prosperity of humanity.
Kendo is also a regular physical education course elective at the university level and almost every university in Japan has a Kendo club or team which interested students may choose to join as an extracurricular activity.
www.toronto-kendo-club.ca /aboutkendo.html   (1235 words)

Two things which distinguish Kendo from the Kenjutsu schools were the emphasis on spiritual development and the use of the bamboo shinai and armour.
Kendo's "representative forms of Iaido" the Seitei Gata Iai are based largely on the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and the Muso Shinden Ryu traditions.
The Kendo "representative forms" or Seitei Gata Jo are based on the teachings of the Shindo Muso Ryu and include basic exercises as well as two man forms of staff against sword.
kendo-canada.com /ckfkendo.htm   (1310 words)

 Nenriki Kendo Club - Nenriki Dojo
There are many formidable Kendo exponents of advanced age, even as old as eighty or ninety years, who can beat young champions a fraction of their age.
Kendo teaches methods of breathing to produce reserves of energy although you may be thoroughly tired.
Teaching in Kendo is mutual, and the Kendo adherent will always find someone who will help him freely and willingly throughout his life, until he reaches the highest level of all as an enlightened swordsmen.
www.kendo.co.uk /kendo/overview.html   (605 words)

Kendo is not to be mistaken for different stick-fighting martial arts (such as jodo).
Kendo is a full-contact martial art - unlike most other martial arts, the cuts are not just marked, but they are delivered with only a minimum of restraint.
Kendo is a modern and great sport with a strong focus on body and mind working together in perfect harmony.
hem.passagen.se /tkolb/fun/kendo/kendo_e.htm   (1531 words)

 Westside Kendo Dojo- West Los Angeles, California
Kendo is a Japanese style of fencing derived during the Meiji period in Japan (1868-1912), from the two-handed sword fighting techniques of the samurai.
Today kendo, which means "way of the sword", is practiced with shinai (bamboo swords), and fighters wear protective equipment covering the target areas: the head, wrists, and abdomen.
Kendo has been practiced for different reasons throughout the various stages in its development, depending on the prevailing social attitudes of the day.
home.earthlink.net /~stalemate/kendo.htm   (572 words)

 Princeton kendo
There are many people who practice kendo that believe that they have completed their practice of the kendo fundamentals during the beginner stage and only attempt to relate to them theoretically thereafter.
Kendo training is based on a variety of movements of attack and defense know as waza.
The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana.
www.princetonkendo.com   (794 words)

 KENDO America - About Kendo
Modern Kendo bears but faint resemblance to Kenjutsu and to its feudal origins of sword wielding samurai warriors which are today depicted in movies and television.
Kendo, literally translated, "the way of the sword," cannot be traced to a single founder or given an exact founding date.
The study of Kendo must be done under the supervision of a qualified instructor and with proper equipment.
www.kendo-usa.org /abtken.htm   (1469 words)

 UTKA - University of Texas Kendo Association, Mk IV
The purpose of practicing Kendo is; To mold the mind and the 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 honor To associate with others with sincerity, And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Kendo originated from Kenjitsu, the actual form of sword fighting used by the samurai until the Meiji period.
It was around this time that modern kendo took form: the use of protective armour and a bamboo sword (the shinai) were introduced to further reduce injury to the participants and standard regulations for matches and practice were established.
studentorgs.utexas.edu /utkendo   (302 words)

 San Fernando Valley Kendo Dojo
SFV Kendo Dojo is in the greater Los Angeles area in Southern California, and is a member of the SCKF and AUSKF.
Kendo (剣道) is a combination of two Japanese words - ken (剣) meaning sword and do (道) meaning road or "way".
Kendo, the "way of the sword," is the most respected form of modern budo in Japan, and has perhaps the closest links to many aspects of the classical martial tradition.
sfvkendo.com   (160 words)

 International Kendo Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seventeen countries and regions participated when it was established, but the number had grown to 45 countries and regions by December 2005.
The Federation is a non-governmental organization, and its aim is to promote and popularize kendo (including iaido).
The secretariat of the FIK is located in the All Japan Kendo Federation building in Tokyo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Kendo_Federation   (135 words)

 The Charlotte Kendo Club of Matthews North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kendo, the way (do) of the sword (ken), is a martial art based on Japanese fencing.
Kendo is a highly aerobic activity which builds strength, speed and stamina with regular practice.
The Charlotte Kendo Club is a member of the All U.S. Kendo Federation.
home.earthlink.net /~tonymary/kendo.html   (322 words)

 Denverkendo.com -- Home of the Ito Dojo
The Ito Dojo practices kendo at the Duncan Family YMCA in Arvada, CO. Information at this site is intended for people curious about kendo, as well as our students who may have a questions about the art or and about our school.
Kendo is at the same time similar and very different from other martial arts.
The learning curve is very steep at first, but rather than wait for an extended period of time to begin sparring, we encourage our students to begin as soon as we are confident that they will gain from the experience.
www.denverkendo.com   (219 words)

Kendo is one of the oldest of the Japanese martial arts and is held in high regard in Japan as an important cultural legacy.
Kendo has transcended its bloody origins in Japan's feudal past to become a modern martial discipline that instills courtesy, humility, self-control and fighting spirit through mentally intense and physically rigorous training.
Boston Kendo Kyokai, founded in 1980, is commited to promoting kendo in Eastern Massachusetts by conducting regular kendo practice, holding demonstrations and exhibitions, sponsoring seminars and joint practices, participating in regional and national tournaments, and publicizing kendo on-line and through other media.
www.boston-kendo.com   (217 words)

Kendo was introduced to Korea by the Japanese during the occupation.
Kendo kata swords are like iaito, but a little heavier and capable of withstanding the blows received in the course of the kata.
Kendo is strongly organised, with most kendo governed by a single federation in each country receiving direction from the International Kendo Federation (which grew from the Japanese organisation, the Zen- Nippon Kendo Renmei, or ZNKR).
www.kendo-sask.com /swordfaq.htm   (13446 words)

 Edinburgh Kendo Club, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The British Kendo Associations National Kendo Coach Honda Sotaro visited Edinburgh during the Easter weekend, commencing with a practice on Thursday, March 24th at the University of Edinburgh dojo.
The size of France’s kendo population means that they hold regional competitions to decide on selection for the national squad, and we were invited to enter the open sections of the competition.
Her kendo is straight, strong and beautiful, and I was delighted to find a picture to hang onto of what I’d like to aspire to in my kendo.
www.kendo.org.uk /clubs/edinburghkendo/2005.html   (2051 words)

We practice kendo under the guidance of the Houston Budokan and Sensei Darrell Craig, who in turn has strong ties to the Chiba family of Osaka (Hokushin Kan Itto Ryu).
Kendo students are also encouraged to study the form of iaido specifically developed for kendo students by the All Japan Kendo Federation: ZNKR iaido.
The traditional practice uniform for kendo is the woven jacket or uwagi and the split skirt or hakama, usually in indigo.
www.rivercityiaido.com /kendo.html   (1071 words)

 Shidogakuin: Kendo
Kendo's origins stem from many of the sword fighting techniques developed over hundreds of years of war and from the many sword schools of early Japan.
The goal of Kendo is not only to develop the physical skills necessary for sword fighting, but to also introduce students to moral and spiritual aspects that can carry over into one's daily life.
In Japan, Kendo is one of the most popular martial arts, and is practiced in schools, universities, workplaces, police stations, as well as traditional Kendo dojos.
www.kendoka.org /kendo.html   (200 words)

Kendo (Japanese swordmanship) is one of the traditional martial arts of Japan; it is still widely practiced today.
A kendo match consists of three points and the first to score the first two points is the winner.
It is not considered a point, however, if the attack was not clearly made or was noy made in a spirited manner and from a good position.
www.cao.pt /kendo.htm   (254 words)

 Kendo Club at Virginia Tech
Kendo is the modern, ritualized version of Japanese fencing.
Kendo is one of the safest martial arts, as well as one of the most respected.
Kendo has little direct practical use as a method of self-defense compared to other martial arts (karate, judo, etc.).
www.kendo.org.vt.edu /whatis.html   (569 words)

 Meitokukan Kendo and Iaido Club, NY Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy)
The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the sword.
Kendo is Japanese fencing derived from the ancient art of samurai swordsmanship.
Iaido is the practice of sword techniques using a series of cutting and thrusting movements in the drawing and resheathing of the blade.
www.meitokukan.org   (180 words)

 What is Kendo?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Shinai, literally "bamboo sword." Made of 4 slats of bamboo, the tip, center, and handle are wrapped in leather and held together with a string.
In kendo, the normal posture is with the right foot in front, the left heel slightly raised, the body facing squarely to the front, and the back and neck straight.
When striking, at the moment of impact the arms should be straight, the hands should be "snapping" the shinai into the point, the foot should be landing, and the body should be straight and "into" the strike.
alumnus.caltech.edu /~jkodama/kendo/kendo.html   (443 words)

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