The idea behind kendo is to discipline the character through applying the principles of the katana (sword).
The reasons for practising kendo are:
To shape the mind & body,
To grow a vigorous spirit,
And through hard training, to aim to improve,
To encourage respect and honor,
To treat others with honesty,
And to always try to grow as a person.
Then one will be able;
To love his country,
To contribute to the growth of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among everyone."
Labels: Martial Arts