AMERICANIZED EAGLE KENDO
Americanized Eagle Kendo workouts are only available to American Martial Arts Institute instructors at this time and are not open to the public. Kendo is, historically, a Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords (called shinai), originally developed as a safer form of sword training for samurai.
This kendo style tempers some of the ceremonies of traditional styles while maintaining the core philosophy and physical disciplines. One example of a shift from traditional training is that this style offers a kendo kata called “Falcon Stoop” which allows for personal training in strikes, stances and body postures. The center for this kendo style, like all forms of traditional kendo, is the “Cultivation of Oneself” resulting in a more productive meaningful life in general. This style is documented in the informational handbook, "Kendo for Fun," by Grandmaster Crandall and Master Chuff.
While the first structured class under the Americanized Eagle Kendo format was held in 2019, Grandmaster Crandall and Master Chuff have been training in Kendo and offering closed training sessions for instructors for more than 20 years.
More information will be shared here in the future.
If you are interested in learning more about Americanized Eagle Kendo or Kendo in general, you may want to read the book Kendo For Fun: Americanized Eagle Kendo Informational Handbook. More information can be found here.
If you are looking for a traditional Kendo school, this book also offers some recommendations.