Kendo is the Japanese art of fencing. It is unique in that unlike many other physical arts, it has no discrimination in its practise. People of any sex, age, size, race and religion are able to practise together.

The physical benefits of training in kendo include improved strength, endurance and overall fitness. The mental benefits one experiences are stress relief, improved self-discipline, concentration, mental clarity and calmness. The mental training involved in kendo teaches the student how to maintain mental calmness and balance when faced with stressful situations. While the physical and technical exercises are important aspects of kendo practice, a high value is also placed upon performing with full spirit, even if the odds are against you.

Some of the benefits of kendo

The upright physical posture of kendo is mirrored by the development of a straightforward inner attitude that helps us evade necessary movements and obstructing thoughts during practice and any art-related activity.
Practising sincerely in an atmosphere of mutual benevolence furthers not only respect for the concerns of others, but also self.
Full concentration on the actions taking place during practice and artistic activity is an essential requirement.
The ability to discern an opponent’s intentions is applicable to the judgement of the essence of works of art and music.