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The struggle of kendo in May

The struggle of kendo in May

European Kendo Championship took place the first week of May ( from 6th to 8th of May 2011) in Gdynia. 500 competitors participated in the competition which was held in the sport hall. Poland was represented by a group of 20 players. 

Spectators had free entry to this event which took place over three days. There were many attractions for the fans to watch, although the main focus was cheering on the competitors: juniors and seniors. Additionally, they could learn the rules of kendo and other martial arts, and also they could try Japanese cuisine. They could get acquainted with Oriental culture, including a calligraphy workshop. These amazing attractions were all in the well-organized town, which promoted Japanese culture and tradition.

 Kendo ( meaning "Way of The Sword") is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional samurai swordsmanship, or kenjutsu.Kendo is a one of the most dignified and the oldest martial arts in the world. Kendo is a physically and mentally challenging activity that combines strong martial arts values with sport-like physical elements. The training equipment, which is designed to ensure safe practice is composed of a bamboo sword (called shinai) and a protective armour. Kendo is similar to European fencing because these sports disciplines are very dynamic but in the same time do not expose players to dangerous injuries.(source: www.mmtrojmiasto.pl )

 

Radmor, which promoted Gdynia  in this event, supports many different local sporting initiatives. We assisted the European Kendo Championship by providing the radiocommunication equipment, which were indispensable to assure auxiliary services and volunteers of safety and communication.

 

Małgorzata Zeman

Bartłomiej Stachnik (photos)


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