Why was kendo banned?
Kendo was officially born in 1920. After World War II, Kendo was banned by occupational forces because of Japan’s militarized use of martial arts during the war.
Is kendo banned in Japan? Kendo (along with other martial arts) was banned in Japan in 1946 by the occupying powers. This may interest you : Is karate Japanese or Chinese?. This was part of the “removal and exclusion from public life of militaristic and ultranationalist people” in response to the militarization of martial arts instruction in Japan during the war.
Is kendo still a thing?
Swordsmen in Japan established schools of kenjutsu (the ancestor of kendo). These continued for centuries and form the basis of kendo practice today. The formal kendo exercises known as kata were developed several centuries ago as a kenjutsu practice for warriors. They are still studied today, in a modified form.
Which is older kung fu or karate?
Both Kung Fu and Karate are quite old, dating back to Ancient China and Japan. If you want to get technical, Kung Fu is older when compared historically, and that could be because Ancient China has a broader history to look at.
Is kung fu superior to karate? Overall, there is more variety in techniques, styles, weapons, and uniforms found in Chinese kung fu systems compared to karate. However, this is not to say that one martial art system or style is superior to another. Read also : Which is better Kyokushin or Shotokan?. They are just different and for the observer it may be a personal preference.