The Way of the Sword
Often referred to as Japanese Fencing, Kendo – The Way of the Sword – uses sword techniques to train and condition the mind and body to deal with another person determined to attack. Through training in Kendo, a student learns not just the physical elements of the sword, but also cultivates mental clarity, directness, sincerity, and intensity.
The Purpose of Kendo
To mold the mind and body; to cultivate a vigorous spirit; and through correct and rigid training, to strive for improvement in the art of Kendo. To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor; to associate with others with sincerity; and to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
The recorded history of Kendo begins in the 8th century, with the Samurai sword training known as Kenjutsu.Safety equipment was developed in the early 1700s to allow samurai to train with full power. This led to new training methods and the development of modern Kendo. In 1952, the All-Japan Kendo Federation was formed to disseminate Kendo as “a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana.”
Kendo is practiced in dojos around the world, linked into an international community by the International Kendo Federation (FIK).Our dojo is a member of the Southeastern United States Kendo Federation (SEUSKF), part of the FIK. This membership gives our students access to tournaments and high-quality training opportunities locally and nationally.
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2 Private Lessons – 2 Group Classes – 1 Bokken (Practice Sword)
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Han Mi Martial Arts 9899 Main St Damascus, MD 20872