Quote Originally Posted by noparlpf View Post
Kendo is very formal, though, so a lot of what you learn is for scoring points in matches, and isn't as useful in real life.
^this.

When I said stickfighting, I was thinking more escrima or a style of bo-fighting. Sword technique translates reasonably if you have any object of about the right length and weight to mimic the sword you're trained for, though the balance will almost invariably be a bit off.