1995 年 27 巻 2 号 p. 8-17
Nowadays the number of the young people practicing kendo is remarkably decreasing.
We made a nation-wide survey and collected 11846 answers to grasp the factor and suggest the countermeasures possible.
Followings are the results and the suggestions.
1. The youth acknowledge the value of the traditional part of kendo, and we should reviewing the Dan examination, and clarifying the judgment of the valid strike, and clarify cultural characteristics which is accepted everywhere in the world.
And it is necessary for the people who continue to practice kendo to establish the teaching method to realize they are making progress.
2. The people who gave up practicing kendo acknowledge the tradition of kendo, but they consider it as a kind of sport.
We should investigate the cause why the students gave up practicing kendo.
3. We should review the kendo class as soon as possible.
Those who have teaching experiences are likely to lose willingness for practicing kendo.
4, We should assure their safety and relax their uneasiness and pain for amateur kendo-ka.
We should think out how to teach the pleasure of practicing kendo.