Kendo definition

kĕndō
The Japanese martial art of fencing with bamboo swords.
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Stylized swordplay in which bamboo swords are used: a Japanese sport.
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A Japanese martial art using "swords" of split bamboo.
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Origin of kendo

  • Japanese kendō ken sword (from Middle Chinese kiam`) (also the source of Mandarin jiàn) way aikido

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 剣道 (kendō, “the way of the sword”), from Middle Chinese (kjæ̀m, “sword”) + (dáu, “way”).

    From Wiktionary