Kendo is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sport-like physical elements. Kendo is a lifelong activity where age and gender do not matter.
Kendo, meaning "The Way of the Sword", is based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship and is today, a modern Japanese martial art. Kendo is a unique product of Japanese culture and is an offspring of Kenjutsu, the classical Japanese sword art.
The purpose when you practice kendo is not only to improve your techniques, but also your mind and physical fitness. Kendo is practiced while wearing traditional Japanese clothing and armor, or bogu, using one sword, a shinai. Kendo can be divided into the following three components: