What Is Kendo?

Modern kendo bears little resemblance to the "way of the sword" depicted in television or movies (no, there are no flying attacks). Although the foundations of kendo date back to the samurai days of ancient Japan, kendo in its current form is meant to use the sword and bushido (or budo) to build character, discipline and respect for others. Deeply rooted in Japanese tradition and culture, kendo should not be confused with a "sport" but more precisely as a way of life. Kendoka (practioners of kendo) understand that kendo is a life-long experience and that only through humility and hard work can they keep their minds open to learning and achieve their goals.

Meiji Jidai
‐ Kenjyutsu Machidojo in Japan at the beginning of Meiji period (1870-1900)

Kendo worldwide is governed by the International Kendo Federation, or FIK. As the governing body for kendo, FIK administers the rules, regulations, and guidelines regarding kendo in general, including the organisation of seminars, gradings, and tournaments.

You can read more here about the meaning of kendo.

2018 Taikai

In Indonesia, kendo is managed by The Indonesian Kendo Association, or IKA and follows the general governing rules of FIK for gradings and club activities. As the local governing body, IKA is also responsible to ensure all registered clubs adhere to the same principles of FIK and IKA.

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