Schools and style of martial arts that are participating in the festival are listed below.
|Jinmukan Japanese Sword School||Charlie Williams||4:05|
|Kansas City Kendo Club||John Drakey||4:25|
|Welcome Mat Sumo Club||Andre Coleman||5:10|
|Welcome Mat Judo Club||Andre Coleman||5:30|
Workshop Schedule – Library Plaza (outside)
|Okishikan (Okinawan Kenpo)||Greg Lindquist||11:30|
|Jinmukan Japanese Sword School||Charlie Williams||1:00|
|Kansas City Kendo Club||John Drakey||2:00|
Like Karate, techniques are practiced to handle attacks of both an armed or unarmed nature. The techniques in Aikido contain mostly blocks, locks and takedowns by the proper use of grappling techniques that are applied by trying to harmoniously get in tune with the attacker’s efforts.
The art of Kendo derives from sword skills developed by the samurai of the 12th century called Kenjutsu. During the 14th to 16th centuries, accomplished swordsmen opened schools to teach the art of the sword. The more peaceful Edo period (1600-1868) saw the moral and spiritual elements of the practice come to the forefront, and the art of Kenjutsu continued.
Kendo practitioners train using a bamboo sword called a shinai. They wear a helmet and body armor called bogu that allows for full-contact sparring with low risk of injury and gives the practitioner the ability to dynamically adjust to real speed attacks to a limited number of targets in a competitive environment. The Kendoka uses spirit, sword and body in unison to successfully complete an attack against the opponent