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26 / F / Vancouver
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i want to...But they don't have any dojos near my place >_< Which really sucks
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26 / M / Pennsylvania, Uni...
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I want to learn how to do that.
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24 / M / Baguio City, Phil...
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i wanna try it
watching bamboo blade makes me wanna try it
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22 / F / My house
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It looks fun
but if only theres a kendo class near where i live
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25 / M / Ontario, Canada
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i take kendo lessons. Its fun and refreshing everytime you finish. But there are side effects as well. When I first started, they gave me a wooden sword or a boku and had to do men (head) at least 50-100 times continiously. Depending on the teacher, you might learn stomach and wrist next (I took it with a korean instructor so I dont noe the jap terms for it -_-). The side effects earlier would be arm exhaustion to the point where it can't lift anything for at least 2 days. Also, later on, you will get blisters on not only your feet, but also on your hands. But this is just the beginning, it gets fun later on when you can spar with other people, well have fun ^_^.
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25 / M / Ontario, Canada
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o ya i forgot to mention, I didn't receive the shinai or bamboo stick (I think thats what you call it) until I completed a certain test. A test of stamina, by hopping back and forth while do men 500 times without stopping! It may differ from teacher to teacher, but again, have fun! ^_^
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25 / M / some place
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looks fun and want to try it out
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40 / M / your mom!!!
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i would love to learn!!
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24 / M / Dude where am i?
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i do kendo, its really awesome.
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yup yup.... I practice a lot!
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27 / M / Samsara
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Kendo is a watered down version of a real martial art.

I don't like Kendo,it's predictable.I would know,I watched my friend,who had barely any knowledge of swordplay,defeat a Kendo practitioner with over 20 years of experience.

It's a sport,it could hardly be categorized as a martial art.
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no but i want to
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25 / M / Behotch, Yugoslav...
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I plan on signing up for kendo soon...kendo is a form of
art is it not? Also, it is an exercise is it not? Then it is
definately martial arts...well its not good to just take kendo
alone...I plan to take kendo, aikido, jujutsu, and maybe budo...
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27 / M / Samsara
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CodeZero wrote:

I plan on signing up for kendo soon...kendo is a form of
art is it not? Also, it is an exercise is it not? Then it is
definately martial arts...well its not good to just take kendo
alone...I plan to take kendo, aikido, jujutsu, and maybe budo...


With it's predictable maneuvers it could hardly be called a martial art,it's more along the lines of a sport,just like Olympic fencing.
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25 / M / Behotch, Yugoslav...
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Yeah, but what about the kendo users that intergrate their
personal form/style into the practice, changing it up a little
bit...are you sure that would be predictable? Also you have
to consider, if a kendo user was to use their kendo swings
outside of a formal match...then he/she does not really have
to follow the rules, meaning they could swing any way they
please and it would still be powerful because of their practice...
I plan to learn kendo, and practice a bit...but not for the whole
win the competition, I am doing it in order to strengthen my
swings...
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