Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

Kendo (剣道 kendō?), meaning "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting descended from traditional swordsmanship (kenjutsu) which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo) which continued for centuries and which form the basis of kendo practice today.

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Samurai wearing hachi-gane (forehead protectors), the men on the right and left are wearing kusari katabira (chain armor jackets) and holding naginata.

Samurai wearing hachi-gane (forehead protectors), the men on the right and left are wearing kusari katabira (chain armor jackets) and holding naginata.

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Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains […]

Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains […]

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mariagilbertsartblog: ‎’Japanese Warrior Kashiwade no Hanoshi Kills a Tiger in Korea’ (1830–32) UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI.

mariagilbertsartblog: ‎’Japanese Warrior Kashiwade no Hanoshi Kills a Tiger in Korea’ (1830–32) UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI.

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