This video was recorded during my visit to Japan in 2008. Kendo means ‘The Way of the Sword’ and many schools in Japan still teach this martial art. This video also demonstrates how important it is to maintain focus and pay attention during a training session - the consequences can be painful! Jack and Akiko suffer many tumbles in the course of their samurai training!


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B - Kendo Match

Real Young Samurai training in Kendo (The Way of the Sword) just like Jack and Akiko. (25 secs)

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