What does the word "kendo" literally mean?

"way of the sword"
"battle spirit"
"be fast"
"thunderstrike"
The word consists of two kanji, "ken" meaning "sword" (the same is used in "shuriken", meaning "sword hidden in hand") and, easily recognizable, "do" meaning "way" (known from "judo", "aikido" or "bushido").
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"way of the sword"
"battle spirit"
"be fast"
"thunderstrike"
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