stylized swordplay in which bamboo swords are used: a Japanese sport
Origin of kendoJapanese ; from Sino-Japanese ken, sword + d?, way
The Japanese martial art of fencing with bamboo swords.
Origin of kendoJapanese kendō : ken, sword (from Middle Chinese kiam`; also the source of Mandarin jiàn) + dō, way; see aikido.
From Japanese 剣道 (kendō, “the way of the sword”), from Middle Chinese 劍 (kjæ̀m, “sword”) + 道 (dáu, “way”).