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Kendo
History, Heritage & Religion

taken from Kendo America

The word kendo is a recent term that means "way of the sword". This is Japanese fencing based on samurai fighting styles. In the 18th century protective equipment and a bamboo sword, the shinai, were introduced to reduce injuries.

Relevance to Ranma

Tatewaki Kuno is captain of the Furinkan High School kendo club. A formal kendo match is shown when Mariko arrives in volume 21.


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