Kendo

Did you know that Ken (剣) means the sword and Do (道) means the way


Japanese word kendo (ken-sword, do-the way) means the way of the sword. Kendo is one of the oldest Japanese martial arts. It was heavily influenced by Zen Buddhism and it evolved from the 2000 year long tradition of Japanese fencing. Today with its dignity, grace and athleticism, kendo combines the values ​​of chivalry of old times with the values ​​of modern man.

Modern kendo technique consists of cuts and thrusts.  Attacks are made only on specific target areas on the hands, head and body. Instead of real swords in kendo we use practice swords which are made of bamboo and are called shinai. Target areas are covered with protective equipment, which is based on samurai armor. This equipment allows fighters to fully commit to training and attack freely with full speed and power.
Kendo players move using specific sliding step on smooth floors of their dojo (training hall) and they usually train in pairs with a partner. 
Unlike some other martial arts and sports, kendo training is very noisy. One of the reasons is that kendo players use Kiai (battle cry), to express their fighting spirit while they attack. In addition to that kendo players are also performing fumikomi-ashi, or a powerful stomping step while attacking and striking.
In addition to practicing kendo in armor, very important aspect of this martial art are kendo kata. 
Kendo kata are made out of sets of pre arranged attacks delivered by wooden or steel swords.

The goal of Kendo is not only to develop physical skills required for fencing, but the development of moral and spiritual values ​​which can be applied into everyday life. Regular exercise keeps our bodie fit. It also balances and coordinates our body, sword and breathing, but it takes time to develop the mental control necessary to master the seemingly simple techniques. 

Today millions of people worldwide practice kendo. Regional, national and international competitions are held all over the world. A variety of tournament formats has brought many kinds of competition around the world: individual, team, men's, women's, mixed competitions. Kendo is practiced at schools, universities, workplaces, police stations, as well as traditional kendo dojos.

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Equipment

Did you know which body parts are protected by Kendo armor?

 

Competition

Do you know how many points you have to score, to win a kendo match?



Examination-ranking

Do you know how high is pass rate for 8.Dan exam in kendo?

 

Why practice kendo?

Did you know that people of all ages can practice Kendo?

Contact:

  • Nikola Cvetanović +381 (0)66 241 231
  • Nebojša Zrnović +381 (0)64 830 7083
  • E-mail: info@royalkendo.com

Training schedule:

Monday from 19:00 to 20:00
Wednesday from 19:00 to 20:00
Friday from 20:00 to 21:00
Saturday from 19:00 to 21:00

Address:

Stari Dif, Deligradska 27,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia.

They said:

pictureTomorrow’s battle is won during today’s practice."
Samurai proverb