how do you win in a kendo match?

by Anbu bee

I'm am just now learning kendo from your website, and heard kendo counts as a sport. How do you win?

Answer: Thank you for your post. Kendo has tournament just like other sports do.

How do we decide?

Mainly we have 3 point match (san bon shōbu).

In one match, one who gets two points wins within certain amount of time (3, 5 or 10 mins). So when one gets the first point and the other one gest the
second one, they fight for another point within the time duration given.

When they withdraw after the time given, they have an extension match (3, 5 or 10 mins).

An extension match is usually one point match (ippon shōbu). Whoever earns a point first, he/she wins.

Hope this helps.

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