Adjective "kendo" definition and examples

(Kendo may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkɛndəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai.
  1. 'kendo waist armour'
  2. 'In most kendo schools, kata practice had been the only way to teach or learn kendo techniques until about 1750.'
  3. 'That they are being granted the opportunity to don their kendo masks and armour and arm themselves on what amounts to home turf makes them a little more excited.'
  4. 'It is true that he was very good at both judo and aikido, but he also held high ranks in other martial arts as well, including kendo.'
  5. 'From both an educational and historical point of view, aikido has a meaning and content which is inferior to neither kendo nor judo.'
  6. 'The boom in new types of martial arts contrasts with a decline in the popularity of their traditional counterparts, such as judo and kendo, or fighting with bamboo swords.'
  7. 'Two years later, I began studying aikido, and two years after that I began studying kendo and iaido.'
  8. 'Most practitioners were young and generally big men with some judo or kendo experience, so practice was rather rough.'
  9. 'Ask some people why they do judo or kendo and you will get some who will answer that they train to be able to win a fight.'
  10. 'It was made for kendo practice and the hardwood floors were about as forgiving as a basketball court.'
  11. 'Judo, kendo, and karate-do have been introduced as sports.'

More definitions

1. a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.

More examples(as adjective)

"swordfightings can be kendo."

Origin

Japanese, from ken ‘sword’ + dō ‘way’.