literally means 'The Way of the Sword' (Ken: sword + Do: way).
Kendo is one of Japan's oldest martial arts, and the one most
closely associated with the Samurai. The concept of kendo is
to discipline the human spirit through the principles of the
katana (Japanese sword).
While Kendo has now become a popular sport form, the warrior principles
are still very much in evidence. It is suitable for both men
and women, who compete and train together.
The ANU Kendo Club operates under ANU Sport
at the Australian
National University, Canberra, and is the only kendo
club in the Australian Capital Territory. It is affiliated
with the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR)
and the International Kendo Federation (FIK).