Kendo Terminology

Glossary of Terms

This is a list of kendo courtesies and commands as well as a glossary, taken from the KKC's Dojo Manual, that you may encounter in kendo. There are many, many more terms listed here than a new kendoka will need, but the extras help to provide a bit more information to the inquisitive.

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Pronunciation of Japanese Terms

This short article gives the basics on pronouncing Japanese terms. It is by no means exhaustive but should give you enough of the rules to be able to pronounce the majority of the terms in kendo.

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