The Way of the Bayonet
- Jukendo -
Qualified jukendo instruction in the UK. Suitable for beginners, kendoka and other martial art practioners.
Safe, simple to learn and dynamic to practice.
Jukendo is a Japanese martial art similar in practice and equipment to kendo. The big difference between the two arts is that jukendo uses a wooden mock rifle with attached bayonet, to thrust at the opponent, whereas kendo use a mock sword (shinai) to strike or cut.
There are three main ways of practice, kihon geiko, kata geiko and shiai geiko.
Jukendo kihon geiko takes place between two practitioners wearing jukendo armour usually without wearing the men or face mask. One practioner will practise their thrusts against a partner who receives the technique.
Jukendo shiai geiko takes place between two practitioners wearing full jukendo armour. The practice is faster and more rigorous than kihon geiko and is designed to prepare the practitioners for engaging in a full competitive match.
Jukendo kata geiko takes place between two practitioners not wearing jukendo armour. Two practitioners run through a series of 8 pre-arranged representational patterns of techniques to develop proper technique, precision and understanding of timing and distance.