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About Iaido

Most people are not familiar with the word iaido. Like judo, karate and aikido, iaido is a Japanese budo art. It differs from the other three essentially for iaido is an art where a weapon is used for practice. One trains alone, without a partner, with a samurai sword, katana. Iaido is an art in which one learns how to draw the sword from its scabbard.

The basics of Iaido are learned with a wooden sword called Bokken. Later one can byu a not-sharpened imitation sword called Iaito to learn Iaido safely. To attend the basic course, no previous experience from other budo or martial arts is required.

How to start practicing

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