Kendo, the way of the sword is a martial art that recreates the tough duels with swords of feudal Japan. The Kendo is a living history, not only blows with sticks of bamboo. Not only provides, albeit limited, a perception upon one of the main forces that had a profound influence on Japanese culture to date. It also provides a means by which we can learn more about ourselves, learn to control and discipline, the body and emotions.
The Modern Kendo armor consists of a «counterweight», a protected form of hip apron. The «do» that is made of bamboo or fiberglass strips and protects the torso and chest. The hands and elbows are protected by thick fabric gloves called «kote». Finally the head and neck are protected by the «men», a thick fabric that protects the head with a metal mesh on the front side.