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”).