Kendo is a sport which was developed from actual swordfighting.
According to Sayuri, Kendo is similar to Genkikan from 150 years ago.
Dress Code and WeaponryEdit
There is a particular dress style while practicing kendo. There is a protective armor worn by kendoists while fighting in matches but initial practice can be done while weaing a hakama. The parts of armor are:
- Men - Head protection or a helmet
- Dou - A chest guard
- Kote - hand guard or gloves
Kendokas mostly use a bamboo sword called Shinai. They can even use a wooden sword called bokuto.
There are many rules and regulations in Kendo.
The matches are usually 2 points ones and the player to score 2 points first wins. There are different ways to score points during the match.
There are teams formed for kendo matches. With 5 players each placed at a position based on their strength and skill.