FAQ: Getting Started with Kendo

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Complete Beginner:


1. What is kendo?
2. What is dojo etiquette?
3. What equipment is used in kendo?
4. How much Japanese do I need to know?
5. Are there ranks in kendo?
6. Are there kendo federations?


Intermediate Beginner:


1. What is bogu?
2. What do I need to know for testing?
3. What is competition like in kendo? (Coming Soon)

4. What is being said during rei-hou (opening and closing ceremonies)?