What’s  Kendo

Kendo was developed as an essential discipline for Samurai warriors during the Edo period.

 Influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism, it stresses not only the acuisition of technique, but spiritual refinement.

In a kendo match, participants wearing protective gear attack each other with bamboo swords called shinai.

Points are scored by hitting an opponent’s head, trunk, and forearms or charging at the throat with a shinai.