I was wondering if there was any gender barrier in kendo.
Answer: Thank you for your question. For kids, it is very rare to have boys and girls categories but it depends on the size of participants, I think.
Now we usually have separate male and female due to physical differences, especially in individual tournaments. However, we can make tournaments for different grades such as 1-dan to 3-dan category. In that case, male and female fight.
Both are fabulous and strong kendoists of the era. Their kendo is categorized as hardness or gou. Juu is softness. Obviously their kendo is not soft :) Usually gou and gou fight, the fight ends up wit…