Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armor. The swordsmanship techniques used in kendo can be traced back to the 13th century. They are heavily related to methods of Samurai.
The concept of kendo is “to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword).” So while there is a lot of yelling and hitting each other with the Shinais it is done with the intent to develop into a better version of ourselves.
Kendo is not about hitting each other but rather about all of the steps that go into learning how to hit. You must have good posture at all times which takes self-discipline, proper swing and correct distancing which take patience to learn. You must have follow through after the strike has been made which requires commitment and you must show the proper respect for your training partner weather you win or loose. If it were not for them being here to participate then you would not have the opportunity to improve and develop.
Sign up here for a free trial. We offer this program on Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. teens and adult. We also offer
a kids Kendo class on Mondays from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.