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kendo

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɛndəʊ
 
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Definition of kendo in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai: [as modifier]: a kendo match kendo waist armour
More example sentences
  • It is a fact that karate, judo, kendo, and iaido are much easier to learn than aikido.
  • I've trained in western fencing, kendo and martial arts, and the knocks are different, but with a good instructor the results are the same.
  • Judo, kendo, and karate-do have been introduced as sports.

Origin

Japanese, from ken 'sword' + 'way'.

Derivatives

kendoist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Several years ago, I had the pleasure of training in kendo with a long-time British kendoist, who has been living and training in Saga, Japan, for a number of years.

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