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Kazuhisa Kaneda Iaido Seminar at BSU – Arbiter Online

Boise State University The Arbiter Online - Jan 12, 2016
The seminar took place Jan. 9 and 10 and was hosted and funded by the Boise State Kendo Club, who brought in eighth-dan Instructor Kazuhisa Kaneda.

Dedication and hard work works for local martial arts instructor

El Defensor Chieftain - Oct 13, 2016
He eventually moved on to Shotokan Karate, Judo, Kubudo, Gojinjutsu Karate , Iaido and Bushido (Japanese swordsmanship), and Tae Kwon Do (his main teaching focus that he primarily teaches and with which he fell in love with during his college days in ...

Boise State's Kendo club brings in Japanese national Iaido ...

Idaho Statesman - Jan 11, 2016
Kazuhiza Kaneda, a national Iaido champion in Japan, taught a two-day seminar at Boise State University over the weekend, hosted by the university's Kendo ...

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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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Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Style and Batto-do Textbook

by: Mr. Nathan Morris
Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu-Matsuno-Crandall Iaido Textbook. 5th Edition. There is definitely intrigue in the use and beauty of the samurai sword, yet the movements and skills become empty and hollow without certain qualities. The value of the sword lies in the path of the samurai who uses it, which includes honor, loyalty, courtesy, truth and wisdom. This textbook is a presentation of the traditional Takenouchi-Hangan-Ryu style of iaido in its early years with its growth and evolution in the hands of Headmaster Tsuneyoshi Matsuno, one of the three teaching successors to Headmaster Masayoshi Nakajima.
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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 ...

Iaido demonstration Toudou-Renmei School - 刀道連盟 - 4K Ultra HD

Each year, the Tokyo branch of Yasaka Jinja from Kyoto, located in Hino-Machi, organizes a little matsuri where some of Tokyo's most famous Iaido schools offer ...

How to Tie a Kaku Obi for Iaido

This is one of the most common ways to tie a kaku obi. But depending on how thick your waist is and how long your obi is, you may need to adapt your method to ...

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 ...