Hi guys, I am interested in giving kendo a shot and was wondering if you could help me out with some answers. Most of my training in swordwork to date has been of the informal variety through a couple of iaido teachers I know and also through my training in Buko ryu. From what I have seen of kendo it looks very vigorous and the randori and shiai appeals to me alot. What I am worried about is the cutting style. It looks very "tappy" for lack of a better word. I am used to full blooded attacks and anything less just doesn't seem real to me. If I take up kendo I want to take it up as an actual pursuit in swordsmanship, not in a sporting manner cutting in an unrealistic fashion. I don't mean any disrespect to kendoka with what I have said, I'm just trying to put across what I've seen. Can anyone shed some lght on the subject for me please?