"Kendo cannot just be taught nor learned. It must be trained day and night without quiting. Then you will know the true value of Kendo."
― Sasaburo Takano, one of the greatest pioneers of Kendo during the Showa Era.
"The sword is not just a weapon...It's also a mirror. It reflects the soul of the samurai. It is the soul of the samurai. Just as the blade can be tarnished, so can the soul be corroded. Swordsmanship is a discipline and a way of strengthening one's inner self."
― Katsuichi to his student, Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)
Iaido Intuition - Another aspect of kendo, user has an innate knowledge of iaido, a type of swordsmanship that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword with precision and responding to a sudden attack.
It is Better to be a Warrior in a Garden than a Gardener in a War.
Since the age of 4, Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou) has had tremendous talent in Kenjutsu, even became an unbeatable Kendo Champion in Japan.
While from a family of fishermen, Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover) trained himself in the art of kendo as he developed and honed his own personal style of swordsmanship that he uses in conjunction with his Dark Magic.
Before Zaraki, Retsu Unohana (Bleach) was the greatest Zanjutsu master of Soul Society.
Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach) has immense talent and potential in Zanjutsu that surpasses even Retsu Unohana.
Sosuke Aizen (Bleach) is one of the greatest Zanjutsu masters of Soul Society.
Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
With outstanding talent in Zanjutsu, Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) became one of the greatest Zanjutsu masters within 2 years of self teaching and battle experiences.
Rin Onigawara (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism) specialize in Kashima Shinden JikishinKage- ryu.
Warabi Hanasaka (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism) specialize in Taisha-Ryū.
Satori Tamaba (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism) specialize in Keishi-ryu.
Tsukuyo Inaba (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism) specialize in Yakumaru Jigen-ryū.
Ichijou Aoi (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!) was so super humanly talented in Kendo, she could defeat modern armies and military.
Lobomon (Digimon) possess many kendo based attacks such as Lobo Kendo.
Saeko Busujima (Highschool of the Dead) has extraordinary talent in Kendo, which would prove vital to the survival of her team in the Zombie Apocalypse.
Kozuki Oden (One Piece) was the greatest Kendo prodigy in Wano, becoming a full fledged master at age 9 and inventing his own Oden Nitoryu Kenjutsu.
Kin'emon (One Piece) is a master of Kitsunebi Ryu Kenjutsu.
Kawamatsu (One Piece) invented his own Kappa ryu Kenjutsu.
As a man who aims to be the Strongest Swordsman in the world, Roronoa Zoro (One Piece) was a outstanding student of Kendo as he trained relentlessly to become a supreme master of Kendo through sheer effort, determination, and a ridiculous amount of training.
With tremendous creativity and innovation, Ikki Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight) self taught himself numerous styles of Kenjutsu and even invented his own personal style called the Seven Secret Sword.
Gama Kurogane (Gamaran)
Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
Shinpachi Shimura (Gintama)
Kenshin Himura (Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin)
Tatsugorou (Isekai Shokudo)
An outstanding prodigy, Madara Uchiha (Naruto) mastered shinobi Kenjutsu while living through his violent war torn childhood...
...quickly becoming a grandmaster by the time he was a adult as he could easily annihilated entire armies of shinobi with nothing but sheer might and skill...
...and channels his skills through his Susanoo's chakra blades.
Ikaruga (Fairy Tail) has incredible Kenjutsu skill with her Mugetsu-ryu Nodachi...
..., cutting apart multiple magic cards with pinpoint precision instantly.
Yomazu (Fairy Tail)
Houki Shinonono (Infinite Strats) is highly skilled in Kendo, which allows her to quickly master the twin Katana of her personal IS Akatsubaki.