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Kendo

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Kendo, or "the way of the sword" in Japanese, is Japanese fencing. Kendoka, or those who practice Kendo, use shinai, special swords to engage in combat. Kendo is different from European fencing because the swords are used differently. Kendo is also loud because Kendoka shout and stamp their feet whenever they strike their opponent.

  1. 1. What is a person who does Kendo?
    1. a. Kendoa
    2. b. Kendoshi
    3. c. Kendochi
  2. 2. Where did Kendo originate?
    1. a. Japan
    2. b. Korea
    3. c. China
  3. 3. What does "Kendo" mean?
    1. a. The way of the fist
    2. b. The way of strength
    3. c. The way of the sword