Kendo

Kendo is a type of martial art in which practitioners wear protective  armour (kendo-gu) consisting of a mask (men), gauntlets (kote),  torso protector (do) and lower body protector (tare), and use  bamboo swords (shinai) to engage in one-on-one combat as they  compete to score valid strikes against each other.

As a traditional form of Japanese culture, kendo is a martial art in  which emphasis is placed on etiquette, and practitioners continue  training throughout their lives to forge their spirit and temper their  body in the quest for self-perfection.