Kendo is a challenging sport where the competitors use weapons called shinai.
I have heard that Kendoka have to be taught in separate classes how to actually cut with a bladed weapon.
From what I have seen, shinai, as used in Kendo, strike in ways that could be done with a stick or ax handle. The sport challenge is in the finesse in attacking and countering the opponents strike. Everything depends on the blow, because there is no "cut".
Edited by iaibear (02/12/13 11:33 PM)