Kendo

Kendo

The word kendo literally means ‘The Way of the Sword’ (Ken: Sword + do: Way) and can be best described as Japanese Fencing.

Tip

Why not try this with a friend and share the journey with them?

Benefits

  • Increase coordination
  • Enhances cardio-respiratory system
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Make new friends

Equipment

To start kendo you will need is comfortable clothing and shoes and a bamboo shinai (sword). You should be able to borrow a Shinai from your local club at first and can buy your own later.

Seasons / typical registration periods

Kendo is practiced all year round, indoors.

Levels of competition

There are different levels of competition from beginner to expert across all ages.

Kendo organisations

Kendo Australia

Social media

Facebook

@KendoAustralia

Twitter

@AustralianKendo

Instagram

@akrkendoteam

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