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         Full-time dojo serving Chester County since 1998.
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The Concept of Kendo

The concept of Kendo is to discipline the human character through the applied study of the katana or Japanese sword.

The Purpose of Practicing Kendo

To mold the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training,
To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo,
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor,
To associate with others with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Thus will one be able
To love his country and society,
To contribute to development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all peoples

"The Martial Arts Studio is the best. I have always felt welcome here and Sensei La France's knowledge ensures that I am getting the best training possible."  -- B. Rose

Kendo, is the art of Japanese fencing. "Ken" or tsurugi is from the character meaning sword. The character for "Do" or michi includes the meaning way or path which translates as "The way of the sword". A path in life which is followed through the training of kendo.

For centuries, Kendo was strictly regarded as a Samurai art. Today, Kendo is a revered art form that is practiced as an international sport. And YOU, have the opportunity here at The Martial Arts Studio to train with an international icon in the art... Sensei Shuji Matsushita.

Kendo, like other martial arts, requires discipline and a dedication to training. As a new student , you would begin by learning the basics such as...

     * Etiquette (reigi)

     * Different postures and footwork

     * And how to properly swing a sword.

All these things will prepare you for training with armor (bogu).

Come learn how to swing a sword with us. Begin your Kendo training today by scheduling an appointment or giving us a call.

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