Concept and Purpose of Kendo

In 1975 Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR) or All Japan Kendo Federation (AJKF) developed and then published The Concept and Purpose of Kendo.

The concept of kendo

Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana.

The purpose of kendo

To mold the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,

And through correct and rigid training:
To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo,
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor,
To associate with others with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.

This will make one be able:
To love his/her country and society
To contribute to the development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples.



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