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Kendo / The Way of the Sword

China jiàn dào
Japan kendou
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Often associated with Kenjutsu, this word means "The way of the sword" in Japanese (and Korean with alternate form of the first character).
This is also the term used for swordsmanship and even fencing in Japanese and Korean, depending on context.

Note: These same characters are also used separately in Chinese but this exact combination yields a common title in Japanese only (perhaps someone who is really into swords would use this in China).

Note: There is more than one way to write the "sword" character (shown above is the Japanese version - if you want the Korean version, please let me know when you place your order).


See Also:  Sword | Katana

Heijoshin / Presence of Mind

China píng cháng xīn
Japan hei jou shin
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平常心 is the title Heijoshin, as associated with Kendo and Aikido schools of Japanese martial arts.

平常心 is also a word in Japanese which can be translated as "one's self-possession" or "presence of mind."

In Chinese and Korean, this means "simplicity heart," "composure," "calmness," or a "sense of orderliness." In Chinese and Korean, this implies that you enjoy what you have, keep your heart in balance, and have no over-blown ambitions.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

剣道

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Japanese kendou / kendo けんどう
Japanese kendo; swordmanship; fencing; way of the sword; (surname) Kendou
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Mandarin dòng / dong4
Taiwan tung
Japanese dou / do どう
Chinese large intestine; torso
Japanese (1) trunk; torso; body; abdomen; waist; (2) plastron (in kendo); touching the plastron (kimari-te in kendo); (3) frame (of a drum, etc.); sound box (of a shamisen, etc.); hull (of a ship)

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Mandarin miàn / mian4
Taiwan mien
Japanese hootsuki ほおつき
 houtsuki / hotsuki ほうつき
 omote おもて
 omotaka おもたか
 omosaki おもさき
 omo おも
Chinese face; side; surface; aspect; top; classifier for flat surfaces such as drums, mirrors, flags etc
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) face; (2) surface; (3) mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) face; (2) surface; (1) face; (2) mask; face guard; (3) (martial arts term) (in kendo) striking the head; (4) surface (esp. a geometrical surface); (5) page; (n,suf) (6) aspect; facet; side; (7) chamfer; (counter) (8) counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game; (suffix noun) looking like a ...; acting as if a ....; (1) face; mug; (2) surface; (3) (archaism) surrounding area; (4) (archaism) cheek; cheeks; (1) face; (2) surface; (personal name) Hootsuki; (surname) Houtsuki; (surname) Omote; (surname) Omotaka; (surname) Omosaki; (personal name) Omo
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中堅


中坚

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Mandarin zhōng jiān / zhong1 jian1
Taiwan chung chien
Japanese nakano なかの
 nakadate なかだて
Chinese core; nucleus; backbone
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) main body (of troops); (2) nucleus; backbone; mainstay; key figure; (3) center field; centre field; center fielder; centre fielder; (4) athlete competing in the middle-number match in a team competition, i.e. second in 3-on-3, third in 5-on-5 (kendo, judo, etc.); (surname) Nakano; (place-name) Nakadate

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上段

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Japanese joudan / jodan じょうだん
 kamidan かみだん
 uendan うえんだん
 uenodan うえのだん
 uedan うえだん
Japanese (1) upper tier; upper section; upper deck; upper row; upper step; upper grade; upper berth; top shelf; (2) place of honor; place of honour; (3) dais; raised part of floor; (4) overhead position (of a sword in kendo, etc.); (surname) Joudan; (place-name) Kamidan; (surname) Uendan; (surname) Uenodan; (surname) Uedan

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下段

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Japanese shimodan しもだん
 shitadan しただん
Japanese (1) lower tier; lower step; lower column; lower berth; bottom shelf; (2) low position (of a sword in kendo, etc.); (place-name, surname) Shimodan; (place-name) Shitadan

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大将

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Japanese hiromasa ひろまさ
Chinese See: 大將
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) general; admiral; (2) boss; leader; local kingpin; (3) (familiar language) old chap; mate; boss; chief; man; (4) athlete who competes in the last match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.); (given name) Hiromasa

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小手

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Japanese kote こて
Japanese gauntlet (used in Kendo); bracer; fencing glove; forearm; (surname) Kote

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垂れ

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Japanese tare たれ
 shidare しだれ
Japanese (1) hanging; something hanging (i.e. a flap, lappet, etc.); (2) (kana only) sauce for dipping, etc. made from soy sauce, mirin, vinegar and dashi; (3) (in kendo) loin guard; (4) kanji radical enclosing the top-left corner of a character; (suffix noun) (5) (derogatory term) -ass (used after a noun or na-adjective indicating someone's nature); -head; (n,adj-f) weeping form (e.g. tree)

先鋒


先锋

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Mandarin xiān fēng / xian1 feng1
Taiwan hsien feng
Japanese senpou / senpo せんぽう
Chinese vanguard; pioneer
Japanese (1) advance guard; vanguard; (2) athlete who competes in the first match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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副将

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Japanese fukushou / fukusho ふくしょう
Japanese (1) second in command; (2) fourth athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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次鋒

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Japanese jihou / jiho じほう
Japanese second athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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撃剣

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Japanese gekken げっけん
 gekiken げきけん
Japanese fencing; kendo

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打突

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Japanese datotsu だとつ
Japanese (martial arts term) strike (kendo)

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突き

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Japanese tsutsuki つつき
 tsuki つき
Japanese pecking; poking; picking; (1) thrust; stab; lunge; pass (in fencing); (2) (martial arts term) tsuki; thrust to the throat (in kendo); (3) (sumo) tsuki; thrust to the chest

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竹刀

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Mandarin zhú dāo / zhu2 dao1
Taiwan chu tao
Japanese shinai しない
Chinese shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
Japanese (martial arts term) bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick

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篭手

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Japanese kagote かごて
Japanese gauntlet (used in Kendo); bracer; fencing glove; (surname) Kagote

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籠手

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Japanese kagote かごて
Japanese gauntlet (used in Kendo); bracer; fencing glove; (surname) Kagote

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素面

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Mandarin sù miàn / su4 mian4
Taiwan su mien
Japanese sumen すめん
 shirafu しらふ
Chinese face (of a woman) without makeup; solid color (unpatterned)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) not wearing a mask (in kendo, noh, etc.); (2) sober face; (3) sobriety; (n,adj-na,adj-no) (4) (archaism) face with no make-up; unpainted face; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) sobriety; soberness; (2) sober face

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県道

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Japanese kendou / kendo けんどう
Japanese prefectural road

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犍度

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Mandarin jiān dù / jian1 du4
Taiwan chien tu
Japanese kendo
khaṇda, a piece, fragment, portion, section, chapter; a collection; the rules, monastic rules; also used for skandha, v. 塞. There are categories of eight, and twenty subjective divisions for the eight, v. the Abhidharma 八犍度論 B. N. 1273; aggregate, collection

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賢豆


贤豆

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Mandarin xián dòu / xian2 dou4
Taiwan hsien tou
Japanese Kendo
Hindu, India, cf. 印.

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蹲踞

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Mandarin dūn jù / dun1 ju4
Taiwan tun chü
Japanese tsukubai つくばい
 sonkyo そんきょ
Chinese squat; crouch
Japanese stone wash basin found in Japanese gardens; (noun/participle) (sumo) (martial arts term) crouching; formal crouch performed at the beginning of a sumo or kendo match
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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道着

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Japanese dougi / dogi どうぎ
Japanese uniform worn in martial arts (judo, kendo, etc.)

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面金

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Japanese mengane めんがね
Japanese metal bars of a face guard (kendo)

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間合

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Japanese maai / mai まあい
Japanese (1) interval; distance; break; pause; (2) suitable time; appropriate opportunity; (3) distance between opponents (kendo); (surname) Maai

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間遠

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Japanese madoo まどお
 kendoo けんどお
 kendou / kendo けんどう
 kentou / kento けんとう
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) at long distance; in long intervals; (surname) Madoo; (surname) Kendoo; (surname) Kendou; (surname) Kentou

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けんど

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Japanese kendo けんど
Japanese (conj,prt) but; however; although

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体捌き

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Japanese taisabaki たいさばき
Japanese (martial arts term) defensive body movement (judo, kendo, etc.)

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大上段

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Japanese daijoudan / daijodan だいじょうだん
Japanese (1) (martial arts term) holding a sword above one's head (kendo posture); (2) haughty attitude; overbearing manner

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Search for Kendo in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kendo
The Way of the Sword
剱道 / 劍道
剣道
kendou / kendojiàn dào / jian4 dao4 / jian dao / jiandao chien tao / chientao
Heijoshin
Presence of Mind
平常心hei jou shin
heijoushin
hei jo shin
heijoshin
píng cháng xīn
ping2 chang2 xin1
ping chang xin
pingchangxin
p`ing ch`ang hsin
pingchanghsin
ping chang hsin
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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