Thanks to this bat, Kendo, a martial art, can be taught at school safely and with a minimal equipment. Kendo is about touching his opponent and, at the same time, avoiding being touched. The idea is to show off his attacking skills and his avoiding reactions. The handle of the kendo bat is divided in two parts by a ring to show the ideal position of both hands.
Bat diameter: 7cm. Weight: 420g.
Martial arts have three dimensions which are combat, technique and self-defense. The purpose of Kendo in schools is to show that the strength ratio that is typical of martial arts can be used to stimulate the capacity for thinking. For this to happen, there must be no winners or losers, but learners.
The aim is to provide a reflection where school kendo is practiced as a game of touches, tricks and interactions. It is about touching the other in the context of adapted confrontations but respecting physical (controlling the touch) and social (respecting the other) equilibrium.
Martial arts are conceived as methods of education, and the physical and sports activities they use remain means of education. In this regard, we recommend that the practice of kendo remains supervised.
The golden rules:
- Do not hurt, do not hurt yourself, do not let hurt;
- the stake of the fight is not worth the other one' s integrity;
- free choice of partner ;
- the strongest one puts himself at the level of the other one to make him progress;
- to know how to interrupt the fight appropriately.