Kyoto has a traditional Kendo training hall. Once a week or so, Kendo practice is held there. You can visit there to see the practice.
The schedule can be known on the website of Kendo association.
When I visited there, the man ranked 8th "dan" gave the chance of the match to the lower ranked man
The man given the chance could not move because there seems no unguarded moment on the side of the master.
The practice is not held everyday. Please ask me for the information about it.