Getting ready for Kendo sounds easy, right? But there are a few important things you need to remember. For starters, you need to take off your shoes before entering the dojo. Make sure you line your shoes in a neat row, as a sign of respect.
Once you’re in the dojo you have to change. Firstly into your gi (the kendo jacket) and then your hakama (divided skirt like trousers). Once in your gear, you rei (bow) and meditate with the sensei (teacher) before beginning the fight.
By Chris Hewitt and Callum Robson.