Definition of kendo in English:


Syllabification: ken·do
Pronunciation: /ˈkenˌdō


  • A Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai.
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    • 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.



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  • 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.


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

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