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demonstrating Kendō, Japanese Sword Fencing

Matsuri demo

Fencing is the Martial Art of fighting with blades. In Kendō, that blade is the shinai or the practice version of the katana, the traditional Japanese blade. Kendō differs from Foil Fencing, in that the katana is a curved, cutting blade while the foil simulates a thin, stabbing blade.

Established in 1990, under the mentorship of Maki Miyahara, hatchi-dan, hanshi, of the Southern California Kendo Federation, the Phoenix Kendō Kai offers classes
at the Phoenix Society for Historical Swordsmanship.

The training curriculm of the International Kendō Federation is followed.

Spirited kiai is greatly encouraged.

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