Halifax Kendo Club

Concept and Purpose of Kendo

(As established by the All Japan Kendo Federation in 1975)

The Concept of Kendo


The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the Katana.


The Purpose of Practicing Kendo


The purpose of practicing Kendo is:

 To mould the mind and body

 To cultivate a vigorous spirit


And through correct and rigid training:

 To strive in the art of Kendo

 To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor

 To associate with others with sincerity

 To forever pursue the cultivation of oneself


Thus one will be able:

 To love his country and society

 To contribute to the development of culture

 To promote peace and prosperity among all peoples