Iaido is a Japanese martial art associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. While new students of Iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken) depending on the teaching style of a particular instructor, many of those who study Iaido use an unsharpened sword (Iaito). Some advanced practitioners of Iaido use a sharpened metal sword (shinken).
Because Iaido teaches the use of actual metal weaponry, it is almost entirely based on the teaching of forms, or kata. Multiple person kata do exist within some forms of Iaido, but the Iaidoka (practitioners of Iaido) will usually use bokken for such kata practice. Iaido does not include direct competition or sparring of any kind. Because of this non-competitive aspect, and aikido's emphasis on precise, controlled, fluid motion, it is sometimes referred to as "moving Zen."
The ancient art of the Samurai. We have developed a hybrid system for Iaido comprised of six of the most popular ancient sword art still being practiced today. This will be the most rewarding art that you have ever practiced and hated at the same time. It will humble you like no other art has.
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