Why practice kendo?

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


The Concept of Kendo was established by All Japan Kendo Federation in 1975:

"The Concept of Kendo
The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword).
The Purpose of Practicing Kendo
The purpose of practicing Kendo is:
To mold the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo,
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor,
To associate with others with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
This will make one be able:
To love his/her country and society,
To contribute to the development of culture
And to promote peace and prosperity among all people."

Sword fighting in the 21th Century is not a matter of practical application. Unlike most martial arts that do not use weapons, there is no direct application of kendo in daily life self-defense. People begin the study the art of fencing for various reasons. No matter why we start, we stay in kendo because of enjoyment of exercise and sense of development of our personality (philosophical aspect of the word do-the way, in the word kendo). Kendo can be practiced regardless of our age and everyone can find something for themselves in it.
Children see kendo as a game. They enjoy to shout and attack their opponents without fear. Through vigorous practice they lay the basis of physical and mental toughness that will stay with them forever.
Kendo is a game.
Young students who are just starting to form their own interests in life are trying to find themselves. Each practice begins with a desire to learn something new and ends with a feeling of well spent time and energy after hard practice.
Kendo is an adventure.
Adults practice to develop themselves. Hard exercise keeps our body in shape and challenge of each fight keeps our mind clear and sharp. From a physical game (how it works when we are younger), kendo now becomes well thought-out strategy and delicate refinement techniques.
Stress of everyday life is gone, and quality of life is improved.
Whether you start with 10 or 50 years old, after shoulder or ankle surgery, there's always something in it for everyone. Many of us are involved in sports in elementary and secondary schools, but it is very difficult to continue to continue with it later. Many would like to have started doing something a long time ago but still do not have the courage to try something new. Many parents want do something together with their children. Many ladies come and find a rare opportunity to compete against men. Many advanced athletes begin to teach beginners and are directed to transmit knowledge.
There are no boundaries in kendo.
The values ​​that each kendo player adopts change and mature with age. Focus is not only on physical, but also to the ability to understand and predict the opponent's moves and attacks.  Kendo is not something that can be learned overnight, and life of course has its own priorities: family, work, school, etc.... Despite all of this, we can always find time to make kendo part of our daily lives, because no matter how late start and no matter how many things come up, at the end of Kendo is always there.

Check out links below:

Kendo

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

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Equipment

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

 

Competitions

Do you know about scring areas in Kendo?

 

 

Examination- ranking

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

 

Contact:

  • Nikola Cvetanović +381 66 241 231
  • Nebojša Zrnović + 381 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

Address:

Stari Dif, Deligradska 27,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia.

They said:

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