Road of Sword

About Kendo

Kendo, is the means of learning how to use a sword properly and responsibly while in battle.

Learning Kendo means learning how to use a sword responsibly.
It is important to learn the spirit of Bushi which exist behind learning how to use a sword properly and reasonably.
Learning how to use sword by overcoming very hard training is considered as one method of achieving Spirit of Bushi.
This is the reason why the goal of Kendo is called "The path of creating the Human" .

Ryukangodo

汗水流して一生懸命ものごとをやれば、おのずと道はひらける

How to teach

気剣体の一致

  気=声、剣=竹刀、体=右足

  踏み込み足(打突時に右足を踏みつけよ)

三つの先 先手必勝なり

  一、先の先

  二、対の先

  三、後の先

打突の機会(三つの許さぬところ)

  一、技の起こりがしら

  二、技を受け止めたところ

  三、技の尽きたところ

剣道を習うねらい

  一、注意力の集中と決断力の育成

  二、責任感と自主的精神の育成

  三、相手を尊重する態度の育成

  四、健康と安全の態度

  五、敏捷性、巧緻性を含む体力の育成

  六、正しい姿勢の育成

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