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Kendo Training Still Draws Martial Artists Interested in Samurai Swords

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Tak-tak! Tak-tak! Bamboo training swords smash against one another, and interspersed among them are sharp kiai shouts. With row after row of seemingly alien figures clad in black armor, their faces hidden behind metal masks, it’s a scene that wouldn’t be out of place in a Star Wars movie. Welcome to the kendo dojo.
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Posted in Edged Weapons, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Kendo.