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