Iaidō (居合道), abbreviated with iai (居合), is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being Iaido is for the most part performed solo as an issue of kata, executing changed strategies against single or various fanciful rivals. Every kata starts.

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All ZNKR grading tests from first kyu and up are taken either before the ABKF national grading commitee, or during an international seminar like the Nakakura cup or the Ishido summer seminar. The jacket should be of the Kendo or Kyudo model, with short sleeves and a split in the back instead of on the sides.

Retrieved from ” https: The style we practice at Sakura Ternat is Muso Shinden Ryu, which is actually a collection of several rather accidentally related koryu styles with a geneaology that could give anyone a headache. The tsuka on the left is solid shiny plastic. Iaido is a primarily mental activity, demanding extreme focus, control, and alertness. While there are some living 9th dan practitioners of kendo, the All Japan Kendo Federation only currently awards up to 8th dan.

Just about every one of them additionally concentrate on more seasoned school created amid seventeenth century, in the same way as Muso-Shinden-ryu, Hoki-ryu, Muso-Jikiden-Eishin-ryu, Shinto-Munen-ryu, Tamiya-ryu, Yagyu-Shinkage-ryu, Mugai-ryu, Sekiguchi-ryu, et cetera.

Tamiya ryu founder Tamiya Heibei Shigemasu was also 2nd headmaster of Shimmei Muso ryu how anyone managed to pass on 2 styles is left as exercise to the readerand from his teaching derive also the Shin Tamiya ryu, Jikyo ryu and Mugai ryu the latter two having merged later. Beginners should consult with their teacher before purchasing equipment. The uniform consists of a jacket and a hakama.

Iaido does include competition in form of kata but does not use sparring iaico any kind. The AJKF maintains the standardized iaido kata and etiquette, and organizes competitions. Origins Most traditional sword schools primarily use partner practice with wooden swords as training method, and solo practice with the sword which may or may not be referred to as iai is usually a minor part of the curriculum.


The Okuden consists of a suwariwaza set and a tachiwaza set. Retrieved on November 13, Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or sayastriking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the kaido, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.

Iaido Katas

Besides the extra training, this allows the practitioners to compare what they learn from us with the styles from other teachers. Nakayama Hakudo doing Hasegawa Eishin ryu and Tsumiai no kurai.

History and philosophy Archived at the Wayback Machine. We employ a system of three levels called jo, ha and kyu not related to the Tatsumi ryu system which uses the same level names with kyu being the level where people are considered ready to try their first kyu grading test. The katass part of the geneaology is also shared with many other styles.

The “standard” seitei gata also change a bit each year oatas some may argue the changes aren’t really changes. The Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto ryu for example predates him by about a century, and its curriculum contains several iai sets. Another related practice is iai giri or tameshi giri, cutting objects mostly inanimate to improve cutting technique. You are constantly watched, and told in no uncertain terms about all the things you are doing wrong, that your feet are positioned incorrectly, that you are looking in the wrong direction and completely missed the enemy with your cut, that you are going to lose your balance in the next five seconds, and that additionally you should concentrate on your opponent and not let yourself be distracted by being verbally torn apart, It will fall apart within 6 months when used for training besides being heavy, unsafe, poorly balanced and not being available in different lengths.

While in kendo competition for example, you can look forward to meeting exciting new opponents, only the most attention-craving iaidoka consider travelling to a big international taikai worthwhile, since what you get to do in iai competition is not qualitatively different from what you can do in your own dojo: Like Hakudo, Oe practiced both Tanimura and Shimomura ha and is sometimes named as the 15th headmaster of Shimomura ha.


Iaido is a reflection of the morals of aiido classical warrior and to build a spiritually harmonious person possessed of high intellect, sensitivity, and resolute will. New techniques were added such as hayanuki and bangai. While many consider Hayashizaki kahas the father of Iaido, it is nevertheless mistaken to attribute the invention of Iai to him.

Iaido – Wikipedia

We had enthusiastic beginners turn up with wallhanger swords on their second class, because they relied on the store owners. We have learned from experience that, for example, martial supply store owners or publicity material are not a reliable source of information to assist beginners in their purchase.

Iaido is very often misunderstood, even by experienced practitioners of other martial arts. However, inthe Dai Nippon Butoku Kai was reestablished and the practice of the Japanese martial disciplines began again.

Those who wish to participate in partner practice with wooden swords, can join the training in techniques from Hyoho Niten Ichi ryuwith long, short and two swords. An important piece of equipment for the beginner is the obi or belt.

Many national and regional organisations manage and promote iaido activities. Because of this non-fighting aspect, and iaido’s emphasis on precise, controlled, fluid motion, it is sometimes referred to as “moving Zen.

An introduction to Iaido

The purpose was probably to encourage Kendo practitioners to experience the handling karas a real sword. Competition Fairly recently, Iaido competition has been imported to Europe. For seminars, a pair of kneepads is recommended these should allow one to sit in seiza-consult your teacher first.

European Kendo Federation has arranged iaido championships since[38] and this competition is held every year.