1996 年 28 巻 3 号 p. 1-9
On July 31,1911, the amended enforcement regulations for Junior High School Ordinance were in force, and Kendo could now be incorporated in the regular school curriculum. Accordingly,5-week seminar was to be held starting November 6 of the same year at the Advanced Teachers College of Tokyo to standardize teaching method. The method introduced in this seminar was what was then called the Group Teaching Method, in which a teacher was to teach many students all at once. Naturally, the teacher paid special attention to keeping the formation of students.
The first ever syllabus for Kendo was enacted in the second amendment to the Syllabus of School Gymnastics on June 3,1936. In the meantime, standard method of teaching Kendo in class was the forenamed Group Teaching Method.
Before 1936 when the syllabus for Kendo was enacted, the Group Teaching was in fact the only method that was employed. In what way was the method improved and how did it lead to the syllabus for Kendo? The present study makes these processes clear from the vantage point of the system and construction of techniques in Kendo.