Kendo is the Japanese martial art of combat with the sword. Its techniques are the result of more than a millennium of practice in close union with the Japanese spirit. In our days, with 20 million participants, kendo is the most popular and the best practiced art in Japan. In order to avoid all accidents, the participants are protected by an armor directly derived from the ancient samurai armor. They wage battle using a bamboo sword which allows them to hit their opponent in realistic ways without risks.
Even though practicing Kendo is demanding, you can start with it at any age because the mental aspect in this discipline is the most important. In effect, Kendo is not just a method of doing battle with cold steel but a discovery of your true self.