What is Kendo? Kendo is Japanese fencing derived from the ancient art of Samurai swordsmanship. Using a simulated sword made of bamboo slats, and wearing protectors, the kendoist competes against an opponent according to established scoring points and regulations. It is excellent training for mental as well as physical discipline.
The Concept of Kendo The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (the sword). The purpose of practising Kendo is: To mold the mind and 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. Thus will one be able to love their country and society, to contribute to the development of culture, and to promote peace and prosperity among all people.
Please note: Saturday evening classes at Ken-Zen Dojo are temporarily suspended.