People do not carry swords around so why practice kendo? There are so many reasons why people still practice kendo. For most people it is love at first sight, just wanting to be part of kendo and its traditions and sport. Some want to become a kendo champion. Some want to experience what samurai training might have been like. Some want to become physically fit and disciplined. Others want to experience their Japanese cultural roots. Not surprisingly kendo has been a part of Japanese police training and a part of Japanese physical education in schools. Kendo is without question a passion that starts one year at a time eventually to become a life long activity.