19th January 2003, 01:28 AM
kenjutsu vs kendo?
I'm not practising kendo myself but I'm interested in japanese martial arts and I was wondering what kendoka think of kenjutsu techniques?
According to you, is kendo only a "sport-fashion degeneration" of kenjutsu or did it take the best of the different ryu existing at the time to be a modern continuity of them?
The reason why I ask this question is because I have in mind the precedent of judo who has been adapted to be closer to wrestling than to original judo created by Kano Jigoro. But I don't know the world of kendo so I need some opinions to clear my mind.
I hope I won't be misunderstood, I don't try to denigrate your art, I just want to clear up things for myself.
19th January 2003, 08:47 AM