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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Iajdo many consider Hayashizaki as the father of Iaido, it is nevertheless mistaken to attribute the invention of Iai to him. To state the obvious, sword drawing techniques must have been practiced ever since swords were drawn. It must be at least 6cm wide, and must be long enough to pass three times around the body and make a proper knot. Upon formation of various organizations overseeing martial arts, a problem of commonality appeared.

We are pretty confident that after a month of regular training you will know whether you could stand to stay with us or not. After the collapse of the Japanese feudal system in the founders of the modern disciplines borrowed from the theory and the practice of classical disciplines as they had studied or practiced.

The most practiced ryu in Belgium is Muso Shinden ryu, which was founded in the 20th century, and whose current succession is unclear, if not non-existant. In the 20th century the masters Oe Masamichi Shikei and Nakayama Hakudo Hiromichi significantly reorganised and modified the curriculum, and presented the collection of three ryu of the tradition as just one style, calling one ryu ‘basic techniques’, another ‘intermediate’, and the third one ‘advanced’.



Practitioners are encouraged to attend as many seminars as they can. Serious practitioners will pay an additional 24 euro yearly, which includes registration with the All Belgium Kendo Federation.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Iaido. The Okuden consists of a suwariwaza set and a tachiwaza set.

Iaido Katas

Nakayama Hakudo was trained in both Tanimura and Shimomura ha which at the time included Muraku ryu, or at least Hakudo is said to have learned this from Hosokawa Yoshimasaas well as Yamaguchi Itto ryu and Shindo Munen ryu another derivative of Shinkage ryu. Archived from the original on A real habaki as on the left is a little work of art and fits the sword snugly. For jodo practice a higher quality bokuto is recommended. Most replica swords sold in martial arts stores are fine to hang on the wall as something that vaguely resembles a Japanese sword from a few meters away.

The following pictures compare a quality Nosyu iaito approx. 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.

After the war it became obsolete, but was revived after Retrieved 20 December kstas The seitei gata have the advantage that they form a decent introduction to iaido that can be learned from any isido teacher, almost anywhere, with little variation.

If you buy a sword before you join a school, your instructor may have the unpleasant duty to inform you that your replica is unsafe for practice and can’t be allowed in the school.

You can get a very basic iaito for around One can’t fully understand isido sword by solo practice exclusively. 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 introduction to Iaido

Omori had also studied under Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin Hidenobu but was thrown out over a personal conflict. The quality tsuka on the ialdo is wood, covered with genuine samekawa ray-skinand tightly wrapped.

Not all kendoka practice Iaido, and many iaidoka don’t practice Kendo. In the 20th century the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei created a set of iaido katas, known as the seitei gata standard forms.

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Iaido, in its modern form, katsa practiced as a competitive sport, [4] regulated by the All Japan Kendo Federation.

Some types of Japanese swords did not have this feature, but quality iaito seem to usually iaifo it. Actually a lot more was dropped as the ryu supposedly contained yawara, bo and torinawa techniques as well as various sets of kumitachi. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Through this unification of sense, will, and action, the sword becomes a tool for spiritual development seishin tanren. 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.