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Kendo 700

Introduction

Kendo (Way of the Sword) is a traditional competitive martial art and sport developed in the Shotoku era (1711 -1715 AD) when Samurai practiced Kenjitsu (Technique of the Sword) used when fighting in wars. During this period, people used light amour (bougu) and bamboo swords (shinai) to mimic actual armour and swords when training. When firearms were introduced to the battlefield, warriors in Japan could no longer rely on close combat techniques as their primary way of battle. The practice of Kenjitsu slowly became archaic and grew to become what is now called Kendo. A form of martial art involving not just how to wield a katana, but also upholding the values on self-control, self-discipline and self-development.

These days Kendo is practiced worldwide, and that includes Scotland. It is a martial art and competitive sport totally unlike any other and above all it's great fun.

Training

DayTimeLocation
Tue

4:00 - 6:00 pm 

Sports Hall 

Thur

7:00 - 9:00 am 

Sports Hall 

Sat

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Sports Hall

Coach 

Our Club sessions are routinely led by Kristian Delacour. He is a 4th dan sensei at Yukenkai, his dojo in Dunfermline.

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