Kendo brings the concept of sport competition to a higher level mixing martial arts with strenuous physical activity and oriental philosophy.
It's not all about physical training, you mold body and mind cultivating a vigorous spirit through the application of the principles of Katana.
Just hitting specific target areas of the rival it is not enough to defeat him, you have to do it by making perfect moves, shouting out loud your fighting spirit and stamping barefoot on the Dojo.
Kendo teaches you the "way of the sword" giving more importance to the way you reach the goal than the goal itself
On may 2012 I had the honor to follow the -XV- World Kendo Championship through my camera, it was an amazing experience which opened my mind to another way to conceive victory and defeat, both useful to a endless cultivation of oneself