kendo

[ken-doh]
noun
a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.

Origin:
1920–25; < Japanese kendō < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese jiàn sword + dào way; compare bushido, judo, Tao

kendoist, noun
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kendo (ˈkɛndəʊ)
 
n
the Japanese art of fencing with pliable bamboo staves or, sometimes, real swords: strict conventions are observed
 
[from Japanese]

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Neo tears the sign from the ground and wields it as a kendo sword, vaulting pole, and battering ram.
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