ken·​do | \ ˈken-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce kendo (audio) \

Definition of kendo

: a Japanese sport of fencing usually with bamboo swords

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In 2017, the Ohio native successfully defended the belt in a steel cage match against Becky Lynch and later a kendo stick on a pole match against Bayley. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Miami Herald Sports Entertainer of the Year Alexa Bliss | Miami Herald," 7 Jan. 2018 Women’s championship match, champion Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, kendo stick on a pole: Josh Barnett, USA TODAY, "WWE Extreme Rules 2017: Event rundown, schedule, information," 4 June 2017 Later in the night, the match was made official: Alexa vs. Bayley in a kendo stick on a pole match. Aaron Oster,, "Braun Strowman injured; Extreme Rules main event in Baltimore is set," 16 May 2017 Later in the match, Van Ness returned, but Allie appeared and chased away Van Ness with a kendo stick. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Interview with talented Knockout Allie at GFW/Impact Wrestling," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of kendo

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kendo

Japanese kendō, from ken sword + art

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