What's Kendo?

Kendo.
a discipline.

Kendo originated from Kenjitsu, the actual form of sword fighting used by the samurai until the Meiji Era. Over the years, wooden swords replaced real swords to reduce injury during training. By the latter half of the 18th century, the samurai class started to disappear, and the study of the sword became more of a mental discipline rather than a practical fighting form. It was around this time that modern kendo took form: The use of protective armor and a bamboo sword (the shinai) was introduced to further reduce injury to the participant; standard regulations for matches and practice were also established.

...to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana (sword)

- All Japan Kendo Federation

剣道修錬の心構え The purpose of practicing kendo

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 peoples.

- All Japan Kendo Federation

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Due to COVID-19, Fall 2020 practices will be virtual until further notice.

Mon

Beginners

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Advanced

8:30pm - 10pm

THURS

Beginners

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Advanced

8:30pm - 10pm

SAT

Advanced

12:30pm - 3:00pm

Practice Location: Belmont 502A
*Practices are held weekly.

GET IN TOUCH:

 

Email: utexaskendo@gmail.com

Or just drop by one of our Thursday beginner practices!:)

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VISIT US:

BEL 502A (the stadium)

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