It’s been a while, so I thought I’d let you know what Nihon no Bunka (Japanese Culture) things we’re up to:
Martial Art I’m Practing: Kendo.
When the Meiji Era begin, the Samurai class was re-arranged and with it, the Samurai art of swordsmanship and martial arts.
Aikido is hand-to-hand combat, but nearly all moves are based on swordsmanship. Kendo is known as Japanese Fencing, and focuses on the swordplay aspect using the bamboo sword, the shinai.
My brief history hardly does any justice to both of these martial arts, but you can find out more about Kendo, The Way of The Sword, here: http://kendo.com/
Until next time, Stay Awesome!