Kendo is spritual refinement. Kendo, meaning "Way of the Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship. Kendo is a physical activity that combines strong material arts values with sport-like physical elements. However, influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism, it stresses not only the acquisition of technique, but spiritual refinement. Today people practice Kendo primarily for training their mind and spirit.