Few groups outside Japan maintain the classic traditions of Japanese sword culture. Classical Japanese sword arts and ways differ from the modern Japanese sword arts and ways.
Students who wish to preserve the classic sword traditions of the feudal period of Japan (prior to 1868) must search for organizations and groups who adhere to these traditions.
In Scandinavia following associations organize classical sword arts and ways prior to the modern period of Japan:
Tokugawa Kendo Federation in Sweden and
Danish Kendo Society.