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Definition of KENDO
: a Japanese sport of fencing usually with bamboo swords
Origin of KENDO
Japanese kendō, from ken sword + dō art
First Known Use: 1921
Japanese sport of fencing with bamboo swords. Derived from the fighting methods of the ancient samurai, it was introduced in the 18th century. Contestants wear traditional protective garments, and the sword (shinai) is held with both hands. Points are awarded for blows delivered to various parts of the upper body. The first combatant to score two points wins the match.