Key scene. MS opponents bow to each other. MCU opponents put on armour. MS ditto. CU fighter puts on his face mask. CU another ditto. MS opponents put on rest of armour. MS same stand up. MCU two fighters. MS two fighters demonstrating strokes. MCU one bows. MS demonstration. MCU same. CU mask. MCU demonstration - man. CU hands holding stave. MS fight. CU man's hands holding stave. MS fight. MCU fighter.
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The Japanese can do it, and the London Judo Society has a number of members learning to do it: Kendo, a ritual form of fencing in which the armour and accoutrements are as much part of the ritual as the actual sport itself. We were very honoured to witness a demonstration. By the way, although bamboos are used, the Kendo expert would use a sword.