Kendo, translated as “ The way of the sword”, refined by ancient Japanese warriors and samurai by the 13th century, is the martial art of sword wielding. Banned in 1876, because of the abolishment of samurai carrying swords, Sakakibara Kenkichi transformed Kendo into a sport that helps young people in their physical and mental training.
The Japanese Federation of Kendo was founded in 1928, but by 1955, this sport was limited to the Japanese space. In 1955, it was introduced in France and USA, where the first international congress was organized.
“ Practicing Kendo aims to shape the body and spirit by refining a determined character, willing to put effort in order to advance through meticulous and authentic training, to appreciate politeness and honor, to get close to others through the spirit of honesty and the unstoppable search for self-fulfillment.”