"Thank you very much"
kendo armour consisting of men, kote, do, and tare
same as bokken
the manner of wearing keikogi, hakama, and bogu correctly.
command to sit down on the floor from a standing position
basic kamae, with the kensen pointed at the opponent's throat,
middle player in a team match
Counting: 1 - 10
Ichi, ni, san, shi (Yon), go roku, shichi, hachi, ku, ju. - The word 'Shi' is usually associated with death and is generally only used for counting,
ranking system for advanced levels (1= lowest, 8 = highest); equivalent to black belt in other martial arts
the part of the shinai with which one strikes the opponent. Refers to the side opposite the tsuru within the mono-uchi.
the correct striking or thrusting zones of the kendo-gu (Amour), refers to the men, kote, do, and tsuki areas.
kendo armour to protect the trunk and chest
"do" Award given when a point is scored by a kendoka hitting their opponents 'Do'
match overtime period
sub-referees in a match
second to last player in a team match
big movement swing of the shinai above one's head
a match win by default, due to the opponent's absence or forfeit
referee's conference during a match, held in the center of the court
"yes" (used to answer when called)
A foul, one half-point is awarded against the offending player
hansoku nikai, ippon ari
"second hansoku, one point" (awarded to the opponent of the offending player)
referees' decision of the winner of a match
cutting path of the sword (angle of cut)
fast suburi, one count per backward step plus foward strike
footwork used when the body is moving diagonally (front foot is same side as forward shoulder)
formal protest in a match, registered by a team manager
a match decided by one point, due to time running out in sanbon-shobu
one point match (first person to score wins)
distance from which one can strike in one step
second player in a team match
kamae with the shinai above the head, with the left hand above the forehead about one fist away
stepping out of bounds (this is a hansoku)
a method of conducting matches in which the winner remains and keeps fighting until defeated
basic stance; ready position
Kata - a series of 'Patterns' or 'Forms' that are used to visually, and practically, teach kendo
Thick cotton jacket used for kendo practice.
the way of the sword; training the mind, body, and spirit through continual practice and competition.
the tip of the sword
Japanese swordsman, usually refers to practitioners of Iaido, Kend, or Kenjutsu.
a shout or cry that demonstrates the physical presence of the kendoka's spirit
confidence, presence, bearing
basic exercises, including uchi-kata and suburi
basic exercise in which the sides of the men are struck repeatedly, typically in sets of a straight men followed by 4 strikes forward and 5 strikes backward.
one with a high dan rank, typically 5th dan (godan) or higher
change places, alternate
kendo armour used to protect the fist and forearm
"kote" (awarding of the kote point in a match)
ranking system for beginning levels (6=lowest, 1=highest); equivalent to white and coloured belts in other martial arts
distance between opponents
red or white tag tied to the crossed do strings on the back, used to distinguish the players in a match
kendo armour to protect the face, head, and shoulders
"men" (awarding of the men point in a match)
"basic men strike, 5 times"
"basic men strike, three count movements" (1=raise shinai, 2=strike, moving forward, 3=step back)
"take off the men"
"put on the men"
use of the eyes to see the opponent
meditation performed in the seiza position.
the region of the shinai most effective for striking, located between the tip and the nakayui
person being struck to provide instruction, for example in uchikomi-geiko, kakari-geiko, or kihon shiai