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'Dancing for the Dojo' to Benefit Aikido Center


The Rafu Shimpo - Jan 21, 2017
The dojo is also the headquarters for the Los Angeles Sword and Swordsmanship Society, which is dedicated to the study of Japanese swords and the discipline of Japanese swordsmanship, Muso Shinden Ryu iaido and Toyama Ryu iaido.
 

Tübingen: „SpaS plus“ am 18. Februar mit der Kampfkunst Iaido


FOCUS Online - Feb 13, 2017
Beim nächsten Termin von „SpaS plus“ stellt der Verein Ki-Dojo die japanische Schwertkampfkunst Iaido vor. Dazu sind Kinder und Jugendliche ab zwölf Jahren herzlich eingeladen. am Samstag, 18. Februar 2017, 16 bis 18 Uhr,. beim Ki-Dojo e.V., ...
 

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.
 

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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 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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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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Iaido: History, Teaching & Practice Of Japanese Swordsmanship


by: William de Lange
For over a thousand years the sword has played a crucial role in Japanese society. Even today it remains a ubiquitous and venerated object, whether cherished as a work of art, admired as a feat of technology, or wielded in one of the many schools of fencing that have survived Japan's feudal era. This book not only explains the techniques of that era's most prominent school, it also gives the reader a fascinating insight in the history and martial ethics that underpin the modern day practice of Japanese fencing, an art known to the Japanese as Iaido.
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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): ...
 

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 ...
 

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, ...
 

51st All Japan Iaido — 7th Dan Final


KUMEDA Takahiro (Tokyo) in the red court, and HARADA Wataru (Kanagawa) in the white court.
 

Iaido - Die Kunst, das Schwert zu ziehen


Zu Besuch in einem Dojo in Wien. Iaido kommt aus dem japanischen Raum. Es ist keine Sportart sondern eine Kampfkunst und wurde Anfang des 9.