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Martial Arts: Whangarei Iaido Club on the rise - Sport

New Zealand Herald - Dec 2, 2016
A club specialising in swords has come to Whangarei and is looking for prospective members who want to sharpen their skills. - Northern Advocate.

Magyar ezüst és bronz a iaidó-Európa-bajnokságon

Origo - Nov 21, 2016
A iaido az egyetlen kardvágás művészete, és Japán az őshazája. Az iai találkozást jelent különféle váratlan helyzetekben az ellenféllel, a do pedig a szellemi utat fejezi ki a japán filozófiában. Magyarországon a iaido harmincéves múltra tekint vissza.

Torneo di Kendo e Iaido 2016 ad Acerra con le arti marziali dei Samurai

Napolike - Nov 22, 2016
Il 10 e 11 dicembre 2016 si terrà ad Acerra, in provincia di Napoli, il torneo nazionale di Kendo e Iaido 2016. Per la seconda volta la città partenopea è protagonista del grande evento, giunto quest'anno alla 36ª edizione. Nella prima giornata avranno ...

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Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

by: Nicklaus Suino
To become an expert swordsman, one must pay close attention to detail, be highly self-critical, and practice diligently every day under the guidance of a good teacher. Unfortunately, contact time with a worthy mentor is limited for most. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship fills this obvious gap in the training of the modern swordsman by providing bokuto (wooden sword) drills to supplement the formal class activity of forms practice. Both single and two-person drills are presented, some common to .
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The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido

by: Nicklaus Suino
The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing; today it is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient culture and its traditions. This manual of Eishin-Ryu (or "Pure Faith") iaido teaches the most widely practiced sword style, and is illustrated with step-by-step drawings to help students, from beginners to advanced, hone their forms and techniques. Introductory chapters explain the history and evolution of the art, the Japanese sword and related equipment, and the etiquette and code of the samurai, while an extensive glossary and bibliography are provided for further reference.
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The Spirit of the Sword: Iaido, Kendo, and Test Cutting with the Japanese Sword

by: Nakamura Taisaburo
Nakamura Taisaburo's landmark book on the art of the sword includes technical information, thoughtful analysis, and fascinating recollections of his own training and teaching. One of the most famous Japanese swordsmen of the twentieth century, Nakamura sensei is widely acknowledged as the preeminent reinvigorator of the practice of tameshigiri (test cutting) as a test of technical and spiritual mastery. The Spirit of the Sword--first published in Japanese in 1980, now translated into English for the first time--is regarded by many as the most complete of Nakamura's writings on Japanese swordsmanship.
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Emptiness and The Life-Giving Sword

by: Mstr Bahman Ebrahimi
The heart and soul of Iaido is the sword. This book provides detailed illustrations, color photos, and terminology about the basic design and essential elements of the sword. It also includes information about safety, etiquette, and training. It is a reference manual that all Iaido practitioners will want on their bookshelf.
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Kendo, Kenjutsu or Iaido? Understanding the Differences

Kendo 剣道 Kenjutsu 剣術 and Iaido 居合道 are martial arts that teach you how to properly use a Japanese Katana. What is the difference between these martial ...

2013 All Japan Iaido Championships - Highlights

7-dan Semi-finals: Kumeda (Tokyo, left) vs. Kosaka (Oita, right): Kosaka wins 3-0 — 5-dan Semi-finals (part): Utsumi (Tokushima, left) vs. Ohira (Oita, right): ...

Five Mistakes Students Make in Iaido

Suino-Sensei shows five common mistakes made by beginners in iaido, and explains how to correct them to make your swordsmanship stronger, more efficient, ...

Lukasz Machura 5th dan iaido grading Budapest


Strength Training for Kendo and Iaido

Even if kendo or iaido are your main athletic activities, there are two very good reasons to add strength training to your routine -- better performance and injury ...