What does the word "kendo" literally mean?

"way of the sword"
"battle spirit"
"be fast"
"thunderstrike"
The word consists of two kanji, "ken" meaning "sword" (the same is used in "shuriken", meaning "sword hidden in hand") and, easily rec­og­niz­able, "do" meaning "way" (known from "judo", "aikido" or "bushi­do").

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"way of the sword"
"battle spirit"
"be fast"
"thunderstrike"
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flagthe United Kingdom
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Gender

men62%
women52%
"way of the sword"
62%
53%
"battle spirit"
12%
13%
"be fast"
7%
9%
"thunderstrike"
16%
23%

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Author: Pritam Meitei
Illustration: 八木 Ricardo 清介
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