1996 年 29 巻 2 号 p. 15-26
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristic view on kendo which the aged kendo men have. We have compared the aged kendo men with young kendo people in particular. The data was obtained through questionaires from 260 aged kendo men and to 1807 young kendo people. Factor analysis was applied to the 25 X 25 correlation matrix and the factors were rotated with Normal Varimax criterion.
Main findings are as follows:
1. In comparison with young kendo people, the aged kendo men acknowledge the value of the traditional part of kendo emphatically.
These characteristic key-words are “Budo”, “the upper and lower classes”, “spirit (KIRYOKU)”, “attitude”, “state (KYOCHI)”, and “wholeheartedness”.
2. As the result of factor analysis in both the aged kendo men and young kendo people, the following four factors were made clear.
They are “spread & effect”, “young kendo people keep distance”, “make much of physical strength”, “Budo in the affirmative”.
The aged kendo men concerned themselves that young people keep distance from kendo.
3. The aged kendo men understand that kendo is “Budo” but that there are two faces in its attractiveness: One is “health & friendship” which the other sportsmen feel for sports, the other is “train & discipline & skill” which are characteristic of kendo or Budo.