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The Force is With Them

On January 31, students from nine Eastern colleges competed in a kendo tournament at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

©Mark Ostow

Kendo is a Japanese martial art in which contestants clad in protective armor face off with bamboo swords, hoping to score a “touch” by hitting their opponent on the head, torso, or wrist. The tournament was organized by Koushinkan, Yale’s kendo club, whose name means “light-and-truth club” in Japanese.  the end


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