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Ryuhokan Kendo

Ryuhokan Kendo is standard Japanese Kendo as put out by the All Japan Kendo Federation and the International Kendo Federation. Our in dojo Kendo is based on a 6 kyu system and 10 dan system, Ikkyu and above testing is done by the AJKF standards. Our dojo does participate in national and international level tournaments.


 Kendo Terminology
Kata Name Kanji Meaning
Bogu 防具 Armor worn in Kendo
Chigawa 乳革 Leather loop on the sides of the do (Bogu)
Do Chest Protector from Kendo Bogu
Hakama Formal wear, divided skirt, worn in Kendo
Himo Strings attached to Men (Bogu)
Keikogi 稽古着 Uniform top in Kendo
Kiri Kaeshi 切り返し Cutting drill from Kendo
Kote 小手 Gloves from Kendo Bogu
Men Face mask from Kendo Bogu
Shinai 竹刀 Bamboo Sword for Kendo
Suburi 素振り Cut training / Swing
Tare 垂れ Waist Protector from Kendo Bogu
Tenugui 手ぬぐい Hand Towel worn on head under men (Bogu)
Tsubadome つば止め Rubber piece of Shinai to hold the Tsuba in place
Zekken ゼッケン Name bag that fits on tare from Kendo Bogu
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