In universities, the kendo groups are divided into a club (剣 道 部 kendōbu) and one or more circles (サ ー ク ル sākuru).
The clubs represent the representative association of the respective university and can receive funding from it.
Due to this function, the expectation is accordingly high, training is almost daily.
The compasses, on the other hand, are private associations and are not allowed to officially represent their university.
It is usually not trained as often as in clubs and the intensity or level of training is usually lower.
After university, it usually goes on in the clubs of the respective companies, but the drop-out rate after the university is one of the highest. Kendō experiences great promotion through police sports. Policemen who commit to the Kendo can train daily, sometimes several times a day, as part of their service.
There are tournaments on all levels: school, university, city, company tournaments etc.