Section 5: Shiai (Competition)

5.1 Shiai overview

A shiai is a Kendo match for which there are rules and regulations, and the result of which is decided by referees. Shiai is sometimes looked upon as the “sport” component of Kendo. The objective is to win the first 2 points out of a 3 point match by striking the opponent with correct technique, appropriate energy and […]

5.2 Yuko datotsu (valid points)

A point is scored when 2 or 3 of the referees hold up the same coloured flag to award a point. The point may also be given if only one referee indicates the point and the others indicate they could not see what happened. Points are awarded for a correct cut using proper posture, footwork, […]
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