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 excitement of competitive sparring with physical and mental training, as well as the rich heritage ot the Japanese martial arts.
|Mr. Kimura keeps a very high standard of martial arts training, so this self-defense skill can be developed in a natural way.|
Ken (sword) Do (way)