Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship and uses bamboo swords and protective armour. It combines martial arts practices and values with strenuous sport-like physical activity.
While Kendo has competitive aspects, the ultimate aim is for one to utilize the study of Kendo to train the mind and body, and to discipline the human character.
The Maltese Kendo Federation is a non-profit association. Its aim is to help develop the practice of Kendo in Malta and to promote the various registered kendoka in their practice, both locally and abroad.
The MKF is an affiliate of the European Kendo Federation, International Kendo Federation and Sport Malta.