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Kendo / The Way of the Sword

jiàn dào
Kendo / The Way of the Sword Vertical Wall Scroll

Often associated with Kenjutsu, this word means "The way of the sword" in Japanese (and Korean with alternate form of the first character).
剱道 / 劍道 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

píng cháng xīn
hei jou shin
Heijoshin / Presence of Mind Vertical Wall Scroll

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.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Way of the Sword
剱道 / 劍道
kendou / kendojiàn dào / jian4 dao4 / jian dao / jiandaochien tao / chientao
Presence of Mind
平常心hei jou shin
hei jo shin
píng cháng xīn
ping2 chang2 xin1
ping chang xin
p`ing ch`ang hsin
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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Simple Dictionary Definition


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう
Heijoshin / Presence of Mind Vertical Wall Scroll
kendo; swordmanship; fencing; way of the sword; (surname) Kendou

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dòng / dong4
 dou / do / どう
large intestine; torso
(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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miàn / mian4
 men / めん
face; side; surface; aspect; top; classifier for flat surfaces such as drums, mirrors, flags etc
(1) face; (2) mask; face guard; (3) {MA} (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; (personal name) Hootsuki
Face; face


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 joudan / jodan / じょうだん (1) upper tier; upper section; upper deck; upper row; upper step; upper grade; upper berth; top shelf; (2) (See 上座) place of honor; place of honour; (3) (See 上段の間) dais; raised part of floor; (4) overhead position (of a sword in kendo, etc.); (surname) Joudan


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 gedan;kadan / げだん;かだん (1) lower tier; lower step; lower column; lower berth; bottom shelf; (2) low position (of a sword in kendo, etc.); (place-name, surname) Shimodan



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zhōng jiān / zhong1 jian1
chung chien
 chuuken / chuken / ちゅうけん
core; nucleus; backbone
(1) nucleus; backbone; mainstay; key figure; (adj-no,n) (2) medium-level; mid-level; middle-ranking; midsize; (3) main body (of troops); crack troops; select troops; (4) {baseb} center field; centre field; center fielder; centre fielder; (5) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) 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


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (given name) Kendou


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (given name) Kendou



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


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 kendo / けんど (See 剣闘士・けんとうし) gladiator


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 fukushou / fukusho / ふくしょう (1) second in command (of an army); (2) {sports} vice-captain; (3) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) fourth athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)



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jiàn dào / jian4 dao4
chien tao
kendō (sports)



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xuān dòng / xuan1 dong4
hsüan tung
to disturb


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 tare(p);dare;tare;dare / たれ(P);だれ;タレ;ダレ (1) (kana only) (oft. ダレ in compounds) sauce (esp. soy or mirin-based dipping sauce); (2) (たれ only) hanging; something hanging (flap, lappet, etc.); (3) (たれ only) (kendo) loin guard; (4) (たれ only) kanji radical enclosing the top-left corner of a character; (suffix noun) (5) (たれ, タレ only) (kana only) (derogatory term) (used after a noun or na-adjective; also ったれ) -ass; -head


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 taishou(p);daishou(ok) / taisho(p);daisho(ok) / たいしょう(P);だいしょう(ok) (1) general; admiral; (2) head; chief; leader; boss; kingpin; (3) (familiar language) (familiar or jocular term for addressing a male) old chap; mate; boss; chief; man; (4) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) athlete who competes in the last match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.); (given name) Hiromasa



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xiǎn dào / xian3 dao4
hsien tao
mountain path


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 datotsu / だとつ {MA} strike (kendo)


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (given name) Kendou


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qián dù / qian2 du4
ch`ien tu / chien tu


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


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう inappropriate means to a worthy end; expediency; (surname) Gondou


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 jihou / jiho / じほう (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) second athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)


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jiān dù / jian1 du4
chien tu
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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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (surname) Kendou


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (given name) Kendou


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 kendo / けんど prefectural land; prefectural territory


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう prefectural road


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (given name) Kendou


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zhú dāo / zhu2 dao1
chu tao
 shinai / しない
shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
{MA} bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick


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 kendou / kendo / けんどう (given name) Kendou

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