Direct and aggressive, Krav Maga likes this! Although Kendo is a form of sword fighting, the fast blows and forward bursting movements are likened to Krav Maga techniques. Imi did study Kendo in the years he was developing Krav Maga, and the aggressive tactics is something we can see direct similarity to in Krav Maga training. This is a Japanese traditional system used by the Samurai for ancient battlefield combat training.
Relationship to Krav Maga
Aggressive footwork and the direct approach. Tactics and planning are also essential. Kendo is like chess, having a gameplay and knowing the opponent. In Krav Maga we have a similar brutal and direct approach... hence the need for the similar body armour.