i know about common differences like kenjutsu does kata, kendo does sparring etc., what i'd like to know are technique differences. i just did a few sword training as an addition to my weaponless and kobudo-weapons training. it was selfstudy from watching videos and live-shows mainly of hapkido over the years and lately training under a kenjutsu black belt. from what i saw the strikes and blocks are the same but the footwork made a big difference. in my self study i just adapted my common fighting stance (being right-hander > left food forward) and it worked very well for me. but in kenjutsu there was all the time the right foot forward what was confusing me all the time. also sliding forward with the front food going first and the rear foot coming after instead of pushing you forward. i think i felt like the poor left-hander kids in the past who were forced to learn to write with the right hand. okay so i thought my self study failed (while blocking and striking was okay like i learned from the videos) but now the interesting fact: i rewatched the hapkido forms and they do, at least partially, the same like i did; for example for the forward thrust having the leg on the other side in front (like a cross punch instead of a jab like its done in kenjutsu). what are your thoughts or experiences? sure a form is defined but i asked the kenjutsu trainer too if one couldn't adapt ones normal fighting footwork to the sword (before i rewatched the hapkido forms were they do) and he said, it would be slower. okay that makes sense and fits to my comparison to the jab and cross punch. but what also would mean that its weaker (which might be okay with an incredibly sharp blade).