1995 年 27 巻 3 号 p. 4-11
The purpose of this study was to investigate the significance of the shout in Kendo among children. The shout was classified into two types, namely, the Kakegoe and the Datotsubuikosho. The following results were obtained.
1. The Kakegoe of Kendo, which is an expressive or emotional vocalization, refreshes the mind by clearing out the everyday thoughts. The meaning of the Kakegoe was discussed according to the hypothesis of IKAI Michio, which states that shouting is one of the best ways to remove internal inhibitions of the brain.
2. According to research in zoology, other sports, and the history of Kendo, a child who practices Kendo has an instinctive and emotional urge to demonstrate their victory. This study suggests that a child substitutes the vocal Datotsubuikosho for their urge to express triumph physically, something which is not approved of by custom. The Datotsubuikosho can thus relieve the child's frustration. The Datotsubuikosho has the significance which is useful for the controls on the limbic system in Kendo among children.