Kendo is a Japanese martial art that translates to mean “the way of the sword.” Often interpreted as Japanese fencing, Kendo study features sparring along with partnered forms study. Kendo training teaches mental toughness, awareness, courtesy, and balance. It does so with such efficiency that, in Japan, is it still taught as part of regular police training. Han Mi Martial Arts is affiliated with the South-Eastern United States Kendo Federation (SEUSKF), part of the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF).
The Kendo program at Han Mi Martial Arts is meant for students interested specifically in many of the more subtle aspects of martial arts training. While some may think sword training impractical in a world with guns, Kendo practitioners know the inward benefits of this study. Kendo training makes the mind subtle, attentive, aware, and forceful. This allows the person to sum up a situation quickly and to come up with practical options in the moment. While the physical aspects of Kendo are equally challenging in terms of coordination and overall control, it becomes obvious early on in training that Kendo is a chess match for the entire body.
For students seeking a real Kendo experience, Han Mi is the only Kendo school in Damascus, and the closest AUSKF-affiliated program for anyone in Clarksburg, Germantown, Mt Airy, Urbana, or Frederick.
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