Kendo in Japan Today
Important role in school education
The development of a healthy body and mind through Keiko (practice) has been known in Japan for centuries. The mental and physical benefits of training Kendo as improved focus, spirit, strength, endurance and overall fitness are well known in Japan. Therefore Kendo plays an important role in school education on all levels and is also getting more popular among women.
The police Tokuren squad
Some of the best Kendoka in Japan can be found in the Police clubs. The best are in a special practise squad, Tokuren. The police men that are selected to train in the Tokuren squad train kendo a minimum of four hours a day and most of their time is spend on training.
The three major championships are:
|Japanese expressions used in kendo. |
Osame-to and read more
|The legendary samurai|
|Musashi won over 60 duels - often by using his two swords, and a peculiar strategy of arriving late to the scene. Read more|
|Results of the kendo competitions held every third year since 1970. Read more|