|Benefits of Kendo
A Fascinating Form of Exercise
Kendo is a fascinating and interesting
way to exercise. The beginners' classes start out very gently, with an
emphasis on injury prevention. Training intensity gradually builds as the
weeks go by. You do not have to be in good fitness condition to begin
Kendo training, but regular training gradually and safely improves your
Building your physical fitness can be greatly accellerated by participating in our Kendo Home Training Program. Kendo is known to be one of the most challenging martial arts
at more advanced levels, so you can take your physical fitness to
whatever level you choose.
A Great Stress Reliever
Modern daily life tends to produce physical tension and emotional stress.
Kendo is an excellent way to build up our spirit, relax our bodies and
gain emotional calm and confidence. It helps us to be full of energy and
positive spirit, but at the same time calm and relaxed. "We can't take
stresses out of life, but we can change how we respond to stress."
Kendo is a traditional martial art and an exciting modern sport which encourages
the development of the individual through group training.
Traditional Kendo teaches a unique way of understanding our relationships with others. It fosters an appreciation and respect for others; our teachers, training
partners, family and community. This leads to self discovery, self respect
and a feeling of self worth. One of the best ways to understand and believe
in ourselves is to emphasize understanding and caring for others.
Juniors develop close friendships with other kids of all ages in Kendo. This optimistic peer group of other kids, and adults, is a positive influence in their lives.
"Be kind and friendly off the training floor,
Strong camaraderie and fierce competition with our training partners leads
to great friendships and an understanding and maturing of ourselves. In
Kendo, we say:
but ferocious and intense on the floor!"
Russ or Wendy Sinclair
Email: Russ or Wendy Sinclair