The Art of Japanese Fencing
Ken – means sword Do – means way
Kendo – means the way of the Sword.
Kendo training begins and ends with courtesy.
The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the Katana (sword)
The purpose of practicing Kendo:
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 his country and society
To contribute to the development of culture, and to promote and prosperity among all peoples