Kendo 剣道

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Kendo, 剣道

Kendo 剣道 

Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art.

剣道は日本の伝統的な武道です。

The practitioners use a bamboo sword and a set of protective armors.

竹刀と防具をつけて戦います。

In a kendo match, players are permitted to strike the wrist, torso, or face with a bamboo sword.

剣道の試合では、相手の腕、胴体、顔を打つことができます。

 The match is a three-point game and one of the two players who gets two points first wins.  

剣道の試合はスリーポイント制で、二人のうちどちらか先に2ポイント取った方が勝ちです。

When they withdraw, they are given extra time. 

引き分けのときは、延長戦になります。

Whoever gets a point first wins. 

先にポイントを取った方が勝ちです。

 Kendo 剣道

Kendo was originally practiced among samurai in feudal times to prepare for sword battles. 

剣道は元々、封建時代に武士が戦のために始めたものです。

The current kendo goes back to the Edo period.

現在の剣道のスタイルは江戸時代にさかのぼります。

Bamboo swords and protective gears came to be used so that performers might not get hurt.

怪我をしないように、竹刀や防具が使われるようになりました。

In kendo, performers are encouraged to train the mind as well as skills.

剣道においては、技術だけではなく心の修養も求められます。

Like other Japanese martial arts, a person who has high skills and noble character can be called a leading athlete.

他の武道でもそうですが、高度な技量とすぐれた人格を持つ者だけが一流の仲間入りができるのです。

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