Concept of Kendo

“The concept of kendo is to discipline the human character
through the application of the principles of the katana.
The purpose of practicing kendo is
To mold the mind and body,
To cultivate a vigorous spirit,
And through correct and rigid training
To strive for improvement in the art of Kendo;
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor,
To treat others with sincerity,
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Thus, one will be able
To love his country and society,
To contribute to the development of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among all people”