Kendo literally means ‘The Way of the Sword’ (Ken: sword + Do: way). Kendo is one of Japan’s oldest martial arts, and the one most closely associated with the Samurai. The concept of kendo is to discipline the human spirit through the principles of the katana (Japanese sword).
While Kendo has now become a popular sport form, the warrior principles are still very much in evidence. It is suitable for both men and women, who compete and train together.
The ANU Kendo Club operates under ANU Sport at The Australian National University, Canberra, and is the only kendo club in the Australian Capital Territory. It is affiliated with the Australian Kendo Renmei (AKR) and the International Kendo Federation (FIK).