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Kendo / The Way of the Sword

jiàn dào
kendou
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

Haidong Gumdo

hǎi dǒng jiàn dào
Haidong Gumdo Vertical Wall Scroll

海東劍道 is the Korean martial arts style that means Eastern Sea Sword Way.

The character meanings break down this way:
海 = Sea
東 = East/Eastern
劍 = Sword
道 = Way/Path/Style/Method

This can sometimes be romanized as "Hae Dong Kum Do", "Haidong Kendo", "Hae Dong Geom Do", "Haedong Geomdo", or "Haedong Kumdo".

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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 / jiandaochien tao / chientao
Haidong Gumdo海東劍道
海东剑道
hǎi dǒng jiàn dào
hai3 dong3 jian4 dao4
hai dong jian dao
haidongjiandao
hai tung chien tao
haitungchientao
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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kendo; swordmanship; fencing; way of the sword; (surname) Kendou

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