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Apr 09, 2014
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A question about countries..
by: Charlie

I have a question.. I know this may sound wrong… Why do some countries practice kendo better than others? Is it because countries like France (I heard their kendo is good) understand the philosophies better? How come many Latino countries don't excel much in Kendo? (Except for Brazil) They don't compete with Asian or European countries at all? What could be the reason? Poor training? Poor management of the federation?

And another question… what does kenshi mean?

I’ve heard some kendokas get invited to train in different countries, how do they get invited? Or do they ask for permission??

Thanks in advance.

Answer: Thank you for your post.

Why do some countries practice kendo better than others?

Not sure about that. We need to think about a lot of things and we cannot just say this is the reason.

This is an example. If you have an access to Japanese culture a lot you might have a chance to know about kendo. Like where I live, very few people know about kendo. Not only that, they do not have much interest in Japan.

Mind you, even in Japan there are many people who never seen kendo live. To many Japanese, kendo is “unique”. And many dojos and kendo clubs at schools are closing down due to the decrease of kid’s population. And they choose other sports over kendo.

What does kenshi mean?

Kenshi means a person who practice kendo/kenjutsu and who are good at it.

Kendoka means a person whose profession is kendo or who has been specialized in it.

For those reasons, I do not really call myself kenshi or kendoka. I do not feel like I deserve those.

I’ve heard some kendokas get invited to train in different countries, how do they get invited? Or do they ask for permission??

If someone is invited to something, they might have a good relation with the host or they must be really good at what they do.

Hope this helps.

Mar 19, 2014
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Thanks! ;-)
by: Taalumba

Thank you! That was very helpful

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