The Way of the Sword
Kendo is the modern evolution of kenjutsu. This warrior art, developed by the Japanese samurai, is representative of several centuries of fighting with the saber (katana) and is not only a combat sport. It also includes a whole spiritual component and allows its practitioners to develop their strength of character and determination.
There are two types of attacks: strikes and strokes. Strikes are only permitted in three parts of the body: the top of the head (men), the two sides of the torso (dô) and the forearms (kote). The strokes (tsuki) are only carried to the throat. The guard (kamae) holds the two practitioners at a mutual attack distance and the fighters must open this guard (seme) or take advantage of the opportunity of an opponent's movement to attempt an attack. In competition, it is not enough to touch the opponent with the shinai. Points can only be awarded if the attacks are executed correctly and in a controlled manner on the targeted target by synchronizing energy (ki), shinai (ken), body shift (tai), cry (kiai) , And the opponent's mental control (zanshin). Only the coordination of these five elements ensures victory.
The practitioner simultaneously studies these bases with an adversary armed with a wooden saber (bokken) in a series of prearranged forms (kata) containing all the essence and pedagogical progression of the kendô.
Some of the upcoming events organized by the section
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We organize a kendo course in our dojo on March 11 and 12, 2017.Kendo
Latest news from the section
That's it ! The school resumes and with it the courses at the dojo! As all sections do not resume at the same time (some as of today and others as of September 4th), we invite you to contact the sections or the secretariat directly to find out when your section is back!
After the water damage at the Liotard Dojo, the city decided to close the dojo completely during the holiday period in order to replace the floor.
This does not mean the end of the training because most sections have introduced alternatives (including other training places) to continue the courses!
We invite you to contact your section representatives to find out what your section has set up and what will be the exact date of the re-entry.
If some of you would like to get business in their lockers before the start of the work and the complete closure of the dojo, we invite them to do so before the end of this week!
Definitely the Kendo is honored at Shung Do Kwan these days because I am pleased to announce that Laure Bellivier, representative of this discipline within our club, has been elected captain of the Swiss women's Kendo by her teammates!Learn more