Definition funny of Kendo:

urbanKendo which translates literally to 'The Way of the Sword', is a contemporary Japanese martial art that evolved from the traditions of the samurai, the warrior class of ancient Japan, based upon sword fencing techniques developed over centuries of combat. Like many Japanese martial arts, the philosophical foundations of Kendo revolve around the precepts of Zen Buddhism, and the guiding belief that enlightenment and heightened awareness, flow from the ability to focus and calm the mind. Following in the footsteps of the samurai, modern practitioners of Kendo, or 'Kendoka', as they are called, strive not only to master the physical techniques of the Japanese sword, but, also, the mental and spiritual aspects as well. Although Kendo’s roots lie with the ancient samurai, the art has evolved over the centuries, adapting as societal conditions changed, to its present form where competition between practitioners involves not life and death combat with razor sharp blades, but controlled matches governed by strict rules of conduct, and non-lethal instruments. This difference in focus, distinguishes Kendo from 'Kenjutsu', which is also a Japanese sword art deriving from traditional fencing. Unlike Kendo, whose techniques are updated for practice as a non-lethal aesthetic, Kenjutsu’s primary focus is combat and warfare, and as such, closely parallels the actual lethal techniques employed by the samurai on the field of battle.

urbanIn place of the katana, the traditional sword of the samurai, modern Kendoka use shinai, an implement constructed of four bamboo staves bound together at specific junctures with leather bands. This non-lethal weapon, along with the use of body armor, or 'bogu', as it is referred to in Kendo, enable Kendoka to engage in fencing contests without the fear of death or serious bodily injury. The bogu is modeled after the traditional armor of the samurai, which unlike the cumbersome metal armor of European knights, was lightweight and designed for optimal movement and flexibility. Kendo practice traditionally takes place in a training hall or, 'dojo'. Organization of a dojo is hierarchical, with the master at the top, and beginning students at the bottom. As in the other Japanese martial arts, the belt or 'kyu' system is employed, with the highest rank or 'dan' being the black belt. Students train in Kendo through the practice of 'kata', a series of formal exercises passed down through time that replicate the movements and techniques required in traditional combat. In addition to learning and practicing the different kata, Kendoka also engage in informal matches known as 'keiko' or 'kumite' which are moderated by senior members of the dojo, and test the practitioner’s live combat ability.

urbanSport/martial art orginating from Japan. Kendo translates to 'the way of the sword', and practicioners are called kendoka. Participants in this sport use bamboo swords called 'shinais' and wear armor called 'bogu'. This armor includes a face mask/helmet called 'men' a pair of thick gloves called 'kote' a chest protector called a 'do' and an apron-like peice called a 'tare'. Participants must also wear a pair of very loose pants called the hakama, and a thick jacket called the keikogi. When in a match, the participants are allowed to strike to the head, wrists, the sides of the chest, and in certain cases (this is often discouraged in torunaments since it can be dangerous if used improperly)to a small flap that hangs off the men that covers the throat.

urbanKendo is the way of the sword.

urbanjapanese fencing. The objective of this sport is to hit the opponent with your sword/sinai (duh). Valid targets are head, hands, waist or torso, and neck. equipments used in kendo: helmet, body armor, gauntlets/gloves, hakama.

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Songs about Kendo:

songsSuena Cabrrr (feat. Kendo Kaponi & Dy) [Explicit] by Los de la Nazza from the Album Suena Cabrrr (feat. Kendo Kaponi & Dy) [Explicit]

songsAngeles Y Demonios [feat. Kendo Kapponi, Syko] by Don Omar from the Album Meet The Orphans

songsLlegamos a la Disco (feat. De la Ghetto, Ñengo Flow, Arcangel, Farruko, Baby Rasta y Gringo, Kyza, Kendo) by Daddy Yankee from the Album Prestige

songsNo Me Llamas No Te Llamo (feat. Kendo Kaponi) [Explicit] by Jory Boy from the Album No Me Llamas No Te Llamo (feat. Kendo Kaponi) [Explicit]

songsEl Duro [feat. Kendo Kapponi] by Don Omar from the Album Meet The Orphans

songsRX [feat. Kendo Kapponi] by Don Omar from the Album Meet The Orphans

songsCaminando En Fuego (Official Remix) [feat. Arcangel, Nejo El Broky, Jomar El Caballo Negro & Kendo Kaponi] [Explicit... by Baby Rasta & Gringo from the Album Caminando En Fuego (Official Remix) [feat. Nejo El Broky, Jomar El Caballo Negro, Kendo Kaponi & Arcangel] [Explicit]


Books about Kendo:

booksKendo: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship by Geoff Salmon (May 7, 2013)

booksKendo Kata: Essence and Application by Inoue Yoshihiko, Dr. Alex Bennet and Michael Kumoto (Aug 21, 2012)

booksKendo World 7.2 by Alexander Bennett (Aug 1, 2014)

booksThe Kendo Grading Book and DVD by Yoshiyama Mitsuku (Jun 11, 2013)

booksKendo: The Definitive Guide by Hiroshi Ozawa (Jul 31, 1997)

booksKendo: Book of Five Rings by David Aguero (Sep 24, 2014)

booksKendo Training by Kenneth Strawn (Jul 23, 2013)


Movies about Kendo:

moviesKumdo: Korean Kendo 2008 NR - Runtime: 40 mins Directed by: Unavailable

moviesClassical Kendo Iaido 2008 NR - Runtime: 39 mins Directed by: Rising Sun Productions

moviesThis Is Kendo Today 2008 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 39 mins Directed by: Rising Sun Productions

moviesMurder, She Wrote: Season 12 2010 NR - Runtime: 18 hrs 7 mins Starring: Angela Lansbury

moviesBeginners Guide to Kendo and Iaido - d 2003 NR - Runtime: 50 mins Starring: JIM WILSON Directed by: Y. ISHIMOTO

moviesTraditional Kendo for Today 2010 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins Directed by: CreateSpace

moviesKumdo: Korean Kendo Sword Art 2004 NR - Runtime: 50 mins Starring: Lee Sang-hwan Directed by: Sang H. Kim


Wiki information Kendo:

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Kendo, meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese sport/martial art, which descended from swordsmanship and uses bamboo swords and protective armour. Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world. Kendo is a...


Shinai is a weapon used for practice and competition in kendo representing a Japanese sword. Shinai are also used in other martial arts, but may be styled differently from kendo shinai, and represented with different characters. Not to be confused...