Austin Kendo Doshikai (“AKD”) was established in 1986 by Sensei Tetsuo Komizu, kendo Kyoshi 7-dan. AKD is a member dojo of the Southwest Kendo and Iaido Federation (“SWKIF”), one of fifteen regional kendo federations that comprise the All United States Kendo Federation (“AUSKF”). Komizu sensei and senior AKD members serve as mentors to the University of Texas Kendo Association (“UTKA”), also a member dojo of SWKIF/AUSKF.
Kendo literally means “Way of the Sword” in Japanese, and is steeped in the culture and way of the samurai (“bushido”). Kendo is a way to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (sword).
The Purpose of Practicing Kendo is to mold the mind and body, to cultivate a vigorous spirit through correct and rigid training, to strive for improvement in the art of kendo, to hold in esteem human courtesy and honor, to associate with others with sincerity, and to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself.
Thus, one will be able to love his/her country and society, to contribute to the development of culture and to promote peace and prosperity among all people.
Federation Internationale de Kendo