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Kendo / The Way of the Sword

China jiàn dào
Japan kendou
Kendo / The Way of the Sword

Often associated with Kenjutsu, this word means "The way of the sword" in Japanese (and Korean with alternate form of the first character).
剱道 / 劍道 is also the term used for swordsmanship and even fencing in Japanese and Korean, depending on context.

Note: These same characters are also used separately in Chinese but this exact combination yields a common title in Japanese only (perhaps someone who is really into swords would use this in China).

Note: There is more than one way to write the "sword" character (shown above is the Japanese version - if you want the Korean version, please let me know when you place your order).


See Also:  Sword | Katana

Heijoshin / Presence of Mind

China píng cháng xīn
Japan hei jou shin
Heijoshin / Presence of Mind

平常心 is the title Heijoshin, as associated with Kendo and Aikido schools of Japanese martial arts.

平常心 is also a word in Japanese which can be translated as "one's self-possession" or "presence of mind."

In Chinese and Korean, this means "simplicity heart," "composure," "calmness," or a "sense of orderliness." In Chinese and Korean, this implies that you enjoy what you have, keep your heart in balance, and have no over-blown ambitions.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

剣道

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Japanese kendou / kendo / けんどう Japanese kendo; swordmanship; fencing; way of the sword; (surname) Kendou
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Kendo / The Way of the Sword

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Mandarin dòng / dong4
Taiwan tung
Japanese dou / do / どう
Chinese large intestine; torso
Japanese (1) trunk; torso; body; abdomen; waist; (2) plastron (in kendo); touching the plastron (kimari-te in kendo); (3) frame (of a drum, etc.); sound box (of a shamisen, etc.); hull (of a ship)

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Mandarin miàn / mian4
Taiwan mien
Japanese men / めん    zura / づら    omote(p);omo;mo(ok);mote(ok) / おもて(P);おも;も(ok);もて(ok)
Chinese face; side; surface; aspect; top; classifier for flat surfaces such as drums, mirrors, flags etc
Japanese (1) face; (2) mask; face guard; (3) {MA} (in kendo) striking the head; (4) surface (esp. a geometrical surface); (5) page; (n,suf) (6) aspect; facet; side; (7) chamfer; (counter) (8) counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game; (suffix noun) looking like a ...; acting as if a ....; (1) face; (2) surface; (3) (おもて, もて only) mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask); (personal name) Hootsuki; (surname) Houtsuki; (surname) Omote; (surname) Omotaka; (surname) Omosaki; (personal name) Omo
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上段

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Japanese joudan / jodan / じょうだん Japanese (1) upper tier; upper section; upper deck; upper row; upper step; upper grade; upper berth; top shelf; (2) (See 上座) place of honor; place of honour; (3) (See 上段の間) dais; raised part of floor; (4) overhead position (of a sword in kendo, etc.); (surname) Joudan; (place-name) Kamidan; (surname) Uendan; (surname) Uenodan; (surname) Uedan

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下段

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Japanese gedan;kadan / げだん;かだん Japanese (1) lower tier; lower step; lower column; lower berth; bottom shelf; (2) low position (of a sword in kendo, etc.); (place-name, surname) Shimodan; (place-name) Shitadan

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中堅


中坚

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Mandarin zhōng jiān / zhong1 jian1
Taiwan chung chien
Japanese chuuken / chuken / ちゅうけん
Chinese core; nucleus; backbone
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) main body (of troops); (2) nucleus; backbone; mainstay; key figure; (3) center field; centre field; center fielder; centre fielder; (4) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) athlete competing in the middle-number match in a team competition, i.e. second in 3-on-3, third in 5-on-5 (kendo, judo, etc.); (surname) Nakano; (place-name) Nakadate

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先鋒


先锋

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Mandarin xiān fēng / xian1 feng1
Taiwan hsien feng
Japanese senpou / senpo / せんぽう
Chinese vanguard; pioneer
Japanese (1) advance guard; vanguard; (2) athlete who competes in the first match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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剣奴

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Japanese kendo / けんど Japanese (See 剣闘士・けんとうし) gladiator

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副将

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Japanese fukushou / fukusho / ふくしょう Japanese (1) second in command; (2) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) fourth athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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劍道


剑道

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Mandarin jiàn dào / jian4 dao4
Taiwan chien tao
Chinese kendō (sports)

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喧動


喧动

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Mandarin xuān dòng / xuan1 dong4
Taiwan hsüan tung
Japanese kendō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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垂れ

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Japanese tare / たれ Japanese (1) hanging; something hanging (i.e. a flap, lappet, etc.); (2) (kana only) (also タレ) sauce for dipping, etc. made from soy sauce, mirin, vinegar and dashi; (3) (in kendo) loin guard; (4) kanji radical enclosing the top-left corner of a character; (suffix noun) (5) (derogatory term) (also ったれ) -ass (used after a noun or na-adjective indicating someone's nature); -head

大将

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Japanese taishou(p);daishou / taisho(p);daisho / たいしょう(P);だいしょう Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) general; admiral; (2) boss; leader; local kingpin; (3) (familiar language) (familiar or jocular term for addressing a male) old chap; mate; boss; chief; man; (4) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) athlete who competes in the last match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.); (given name) Hiromasa

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嶮道


崄道

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Mandarin xiǎn dào / xian3 dao4
Taiwan hsien tao
Japanese kendō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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打突

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Japanese datotsu / だとつ Japanese {MA} strike (kendo)

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揵度

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Mandarin qián dù / qian2 du4
Taiwan ch`ien tu / chien tu
Japanese kendo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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撃剣

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Japanese gekiken;gekken / げきけん;げっけん Japanese fencing; kendo

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権道

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Japanese kendou / kendo / けんどう Japanese inappropriate means to a worthy end; expediency; (surname) Gondou

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次鋒

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Japanese jihou / jiho / じほう Japanese (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) second athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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犍度

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Mandarin jiān dù / jian1 du4
Taiwan chien tu
Japanese kendo
khaṇda, a piece, fragment, portion, section, chapter; a collection; the rules, monastic rules; also used for skandha, v. 塞. There are categories of eight, and twenty subjective divisions for the eight, v. the Abhidharma 八犍度論 B. N. 1273.

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県道

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Japanese kendou / kendo / けんどう Japanese prefectural road

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突き

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Japanese tsutsuki / つつき    tsuki / つき Japanese pecking; poking; picking; (1) thrust; stab; lunge; pass (in fencing); (2) {MA} tsuki; thrust to the throat (in kendo); (3) {sumo} tsuki; thrust to the chest

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竹刀

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Mandarin zhú dāo / zhu2 dao1
Taiwan chu tao
Japanese shinai / しない
Chinese shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
Japanese {MA} bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick

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篭手

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Japanese kagote / かごて Japanese gauntlet (used in Kendo); bracer; fencing glove; (surname) Kagote

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籠手

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Japanese kagote / かごて Japanese gauntlet (used in Kendo); bracer; fencing glove; (surname) Kagote

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素面

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Mandarin sù miàn / su4 mian4
Taiwan su mien
Japanese sumen / すめん
Chinese face (of a woman) without makeup; solid color (unpatterned)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) not wearing a mask (in kendo, noh, etc.); (2) (See 素面・しらふ・2) sober face; (3) (See 素面・しらふ・1) sobriety; (n,adj-na,adj-no) (4) (archaism) (See 素顔・すがお・1) face with no make-up; unpainted face

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萱堂

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Mandarin xuān táng / xuan1 tang2
Taiwan hsüan t`ang / hsüan tang
Japanese kendou / kendo / けんどう
Chinese mother (honorific designation)
Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (archaism) (See ははうえ) mother; (surname) Kayadou

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見倒


见倒

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Mandarin jiàn dào / jian4 dao4
Taiwan chien tao
Japanese kendō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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賢豆


贤豆

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Mandarin xián dòu / xian2 dou4
Taiwan hsien tou
Japanese Kendo
Hindu, India, cf. 印.

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蹲踞

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Mandarin dūn jù / dun1 ju4
Taiwan tun chü
Japanese sonkyo / そんきょ
Chinese squat; crouch
Japanese (noun/participle) {sumo;MA} crouching; formal crouch performed at the beginning of a sumo or kendo match
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Search for Kendo in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kendo
The Way of the Sword
剱道 / 劍道
剣道
kendou / kendojiàn dào / jian4 dao4 / jian dao / jiandaochien tao / chientao
Heijoshin
Presence of Mind
平常心hei jou shin
heijoushin
hei jo shin
heijoshin
píng cháng xīn
ping2 chang2 xin1
ping chang xin
pingchangxin
p`ing ch`ang hsin
pingchanghsin
ping chang hsin
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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