This article is from the Martial Arts FAQ, by Matthew Weigel email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
(Contributor: Al Bowers - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Intro: This is a popular sport in Japanese communities.
Kendo is the sport and competitive form of Kenjutsu. Kendo has been
practiced for a long time in one form or another.
The practitioners wear protective armor and use simulated swords
(split bamboo called "shinai") to "spar" against one another. Strike
areas are limited as are moves. It is a very formal art. It is
linear, hard, and external.
Training mostly consists of two-person drills, basics, and some kata
that have been retained from kenjutsu between individuals.
Sub-Styles: none (?)