Kendo is a form of two-handed sword fencing where, thanks to the use of suitable equipment (bamboo weapon, protective armor) assaults are carried out in a real way. There is also a two-shinai practice called Nito, heir to the two-sword school attributed to Miyamoto Musashi. The practitioners are called kendoka (little used in Japan) or kenshi. Kendo is practiced in a dōjō: a room equipped with a floor or in gymnasiums when floors are not available. There is no weight category and practitioners do not wear any outward sign of their rank.
Fencing: at Viry-Châtillon Fencing. 13, Avenue Jean Mermoz, 91170 VIRY-CHATILLON