In Japan, people were fighting with the sword in the hand for their food, land, and family. However, the origin of Kendo is bamboo sword practice with protection. After Meiji era, it was recognized as competition.
It is very popular for student to take part in club activity, and some of them start practicing Kendo from junior high school or high school.
Kendo has long history. Therefore it developed as a fighting for betting life and death with a real sword, every game and warrior’s performance, and a way of human upbringing. Kendo experienced various changes, come today.