kendo(redirected from Japanese swordfighting)
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kendo:martial artsmartial arts,
various forms of self-defense, usually weaponless, based on techniques developed in ancient China, India, and Tibet. In modern times they have come into wide use for self-protection, as competitive sports, and for exercise.
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the Japanese art of fencing with pliable bamboo staves or, sometimes, real swords: strict conventions are observed
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