Japan School Pictures: Kendo

High school students learn the ancient sport of Kendo in their physical education classes. It sharpens a person’s reflexes and requires good eye-hand coordination.
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When a group of American teachers visited the class shown below, the students invited them to participate. The first step is to put on the proper protective equipment.
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The Americans are finally ready for combat.
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Let the contest begin. Points are scored by striking the opponent on the top of the head, the top of the shoulders, or on the forearms.
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