• KENDO INDIA FEDERATION

With the dawn of new century the year 2000, in December 1999, for the first time in India we have started promoting KENDO.

What is KENDO INDIA ?
We Can Help...with Answers to your Common Questions !

Kendo (剣道 kendō. "sword way") is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world.

Kendo is an activity that combines martial arts practices and values with strenuous sport-like physical activity.

The pioneer of Kendo in India and the founder of Kendo India federation (Indo-kendo Renmei) is the able and talented person Prof.Dr.Siddiq Mahmoodi who started his career of martial arts with Judo and advanced to Jujutsu and Kenjutsu under the tutelage of Behram Mistry Sensei in 1974 and then stepped into the IAIDO field then into KENDO in 1999.....

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Basics of Kendo  :

KENDO EQUIPMENT

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Kendo is practiced using a shinai (weapon) as a weapon. One, or more rarely two shinai, are used. The shinai is the practice “sword” and is made up of four bamboo staves, which are held together by leather fittings. Kendoka also use bokken/bokuto (wooden swords) to practice more formal, set forms known as kata.

Protective armour bogu, is worn to protect specified target areas on the head, arms and body. The head is protected by the helmet-like men , the forearms and hand by gauntlets called kote , and the body by the and tare . The clothing worn under the bogu comprises a jacket, or kendogi/keikogi and a hakama, which is a trouser-like garment with wide legs.

Kendo equipment consists of the swords, uniform and armor. There are two types of wooden swords used.

First, the bokken or bokuto, a solid wood sword made of oak or another suitable hardwood. The bokken is used for basics and forms practice (kata).

Second, the shinai, is made up of four bamboo staves and leather. The shinai is used for full contact sparring practice. The uniform or dogi consists of woven cotton top called a keikogi and pleated skirt-like trousers called a hakama.

The armor or bogu consists of four pieces: the helmet (men), the body protector (do), the gloves (kote), and the hip and groin protector (tare). Modern Kendo armor design is fashioned after the Oyoroi of the Samurai.

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