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May 17, 2017
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In Reply to Kim Jeong Tae
by: Hiro Imafuji

Oh! I thought you meant that "Unfortunately that is not true 'some Korean people believe that Japanese kendo is originated in Korea' by writing "unfortunately that is not true". I hope you wrote what was not true clearly.

My apology. Writing our thoughts is very hard to convey what we mean.

Thanks for clearing your thoughts up for us.

Yesh, we do not share the same viewpoints about kendo. It is not a big deal for us not having the same viewpoints. And we can enjoy what we do.

But this site is about kendo that is originated in Japan and carries Japanese cultural and historical values so please understand that.

Thank you!

May 17, 2017
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by: Kim Jeong Tae

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Although I agree 'kendo as a modern sports is originated in Japan.', I don't think 'kendo as a martial arts is originated in Japan.' The fact and history about it is more complicated as you know.

It's claer that I didn't say origin of kendo/kumdo is Japan.
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I think you and I have a different viewpoint, but it's a big deal? Just enjoy!

May 17, 2017
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In Reply to Kim Jeong Tae
by: Hiro Imafuji

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I hope that is the case. And everyone else think like you.

The reason I said "some" is because I knew there are people like you who think that kendo is originated in Japan.

And there shouldn't be any argument/debates about the origin of kendo because there is nothing to argue or debate about.

But because some people think that kendo is originated in Korea, All Japan Kendo Federation had to declare their view on the origin of kendo at their home page. [http://www.kendo.or.jp/kendo/origin/]

>> That is also not important.
If you look at only outside of what we do, yeah, sure we use shinai and we have the same targets. But It is very important because it also carries Japanese cultural and historical values.

>> If they are different, how can the World Kendo Championship be held?

As long as you are affiliated to International Kendo Federation and follow the rules and regulations, you can participate in the world champs.

As I said in one of my answers in the past, many people do kumdo as Japanese martial arts and kumdo is a korean pronunciation of kendo. If that is the case, there should not be any differences.

May 16, 2017
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I think they are basically not different.
by: Kim Jeong Tae

You said,
'Unfortunately some Korean people believe that the Japanese kendo is originated in Korea, which is not true.'

Unfortunately, that is not true. That is also not important.

There used to be consumptive debates about the origin of kendo/kumdo. I think whoever plays kendo or kumdo basically practises the same (at least fundamentally not different) martial arts using bamboo-sword or shinai to promote mind and body.

If they are different, how can the World Kendo Championship be held? ^^/

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