Section Kendo

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.

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Next Events


Some of the upcoming events organized by the section

Démonstrations de fin d'année !

Démonstrations de fin d'année !

Toutes les sections du Shung Do Kwan vous donne rendez-vous au dojo Liotard pour une après-midi de démonstrations.Aikido +

Old Events


Archives of events organized by the section

Fighting Klass

Fighting Klass

3h of randori in different ways : boxing, ground fighting, weapons...Aikido +

Kendo training with Thibault Brunel de Bonneville (7th Dan Renshi) and Lisa Brunel (6th Dan)

Kendo training with Thibault Brunel de Bonneville (7th Dan Renshi) and Lisa Brunel (6th Dan)

We organize a kendo course in our dojo on March 11 and 12, 2017.Kendo

Kangeiko 2017

Kangeiko 2017

Come and participate in the traditional winter training!Aikido +

Suburi 2016

Suburi 2016

Come and participate in a suburi session with the saber!Aikido +

Démonstrations de fin d'année !

Démonstrations de fin d'année !

Toutes les sections du Shung Do Kwan vous donne rendez-vous au dojo Liotard pour une après-midi de démonstrations.Aikido +

Salon de l'Art du Mouvement

Salon de l'Art du Mouvement

Dans le cadre des Automnales a PalexpoPhotosAikido +

News

Latest news from the section

Arts martiaux à Genève : Holiday and festive season

The wishes of the president, on behalf of the committee, for the end of 2016.

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Arts martiaux à Genève : Laure, captain of the Swiss women's team of Kendo!

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!

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