- a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.
Origin of kendo
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Kendo and his wife—wisely, I think—determined not to go to England.The Two Supercargoes
The kendo was ringing, and no one can possess or ring a kendo but a king.
The kendo is the symbol of royalty in most of the tribes of this part of the interior of Africa.
Every day Olenda beats his kendo; every day he comes to get a look at me.
So, at every step the king made the kendo rang, and at last Olenda stood before me.
- the Japanese art of fencing with pliable bamboo staves or, sometimes, real swords: strict conventions are observed
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