january, 2019

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24jan19:0020:30Kyoshin Kendo

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Kendo (剣道 kendō, lit. “sword way”) is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world.

Kendo is an activity that combines martial arts practices and values with strenuous sport-like physical activity.

Kyoshin Kendo Kai is a British Kendo Association registered Kendo and Iaido club with members from Canterbury, Thanet and the surrounding areas in the east of Kent.

Iaido (居合道 Iaidō), abbreviated with iai (居合), is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack. Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (or saya), striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. While beginning practitioners of iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken) depending on the teaching style of a particular instructor, most of the practitioners use the blunt edged sword, called iaitō. Few, more experienced, iaido practitioners use a sharp edged sword (shinken). Practitioners of iaido are often referred to as iaidoka.

If you’d like to give Kendo or Iaido a try please get in touch either via our Facebook page, phone or email.

CONTACT DETAILS

Duncan Richardson

Phone: 07779054962

Email: canterbury@kyoshinkendokai.co.uk

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Time

(Thursday) 19:00 - 20:30

Location

Canterbury College Fitness Centre

Canterbury College

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