17th World Kendo Championship

September 14-16, 2018 in Incheon, Korea

Mens division

The video above shows only the scenes when an IPPON (valid strike) is scored. 

Womens division

The video above shows only the scenes when an IPPON (valid strike) is scored. 

USA vs. Korea

Mens team division, Semi-Final match

USA vs. Canada

Womens team division, Quarter-Final match

All Japan Tournaments

There are various tournaments held in Japan not only per age group and gender, but also per association one belongs to. 

All Japan Dojo Tournament in 2017

October 8, 2017
This tournament is only for elementary school and junior high school children.

All Japan Businessman Kendo Championships in 2018

September 17, 2018
This tournament is for those who work for companies.

All Japan Police Kendo Championships in 2018

September 25, 2018
This tournament is for policemen.

8 Dan Championships in 2018

September 1, 2018
8th dan is the highest rank in Kendo. Passing rate is around 0.5-1%. 

Kendo Documentaries

Kendo's Grueling Challenge

By NHK
A 1997 documentary about one of the most difficult tests in Japan, Kendo 8 dan exam.

Sports Japan - World Kendo Championship

By NHK
What's behind the 2015 World Kendo Championship in Japan.

Star Wars - Evolution of the lightsaber Duel

By ESPN
Hosted by Mark Hamil in 2015.

Naoki Eiga - A Single Blow

By NHK
Naoki Eiga's progress toward the world championship in 2003.