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Kendo


The way of the sword



Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art that is based on the fencing techniques and philosophy of the Samurai, Japan's feudal warriors. Trainees seek to discipline both their bodies and minds in the pursuit of the art, making this a true martial art.

Kendo students wear the traditional garb of the Samurai, including a pleated skirt-like garment known as the hakama. The most dramatic part of their equipment is the bogu, or armor, consisting of a head peice (men), chest protector(do), gloves (kote) and hip protector (tare).
ment of competitive sparring with physical and mental training, as well as the rich heritage ot the Japanese martial arts.

Kendo can be practiced by individuals of any age. It provides an excellent aerobic workout, and combines the excite
ment of competitive sparring with physical and mental training, as well as the rich heritage ot the Japanese martial arts.
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During the 50 years of experience in Kempo and the 25 years in Kendo, Mr. Kimura developed his own philosophy and methods of training. Mr. Kimura believes that the purpose of martial arts training is not only to protect one’s self but in developing a physically and mentally healthy person. Good and safe martial art training requires hard work with good discipline, good manners, and concentration. Once you develop these necessities then you can apply these ideals to your daily life and establish better relationships with others
Mr. Kimura keeps a very high standard of martial arts training, so this self-defense skill can be developed in a natural way.

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Classes meet Saturdays 9 a.m. to Noon at Elma Location

Ken (sword) Do (way)