Originally Posted by Morph Bark
On that note, has anyone else come across kendo classes with such strict rules?
In my experience, kendo is super-formal, and it's not even really about a realistic form of combat. It's a somewhat stylised combat to score points in a very specific sort of way in tournaments.
I'd like to find a German sword school, but I have no idea where to start looking, and also those usually cost money.