Iaido

Iaido is the art of drawing the Japanese sword. The iaido group at Norwalk Dojo practices Mondays nights from 9pm to 10pm. See the following links for some general information about iaido:

Starting Iaido
New iaido students may sign up with the dojo on the first Friday of every odd month (same as new kendo students) and begin training on the following Monday evening, if class is scheduled. We ask that you first watch at least one full iaido practice from start to end prior to your first lesson. You will need to purchase keikogi (top jacket), hakama (pleated bottom), iaido obi (belt), and iaito (iaido practice sword). The SCIA information sheet has a lot of useful information.

If you also wish to learn kendo, we recommend that you start kendo first. Once you have mastered the kendo basics, at least at a beginner's level, you will start wearing keikogi and hakama, and you may start learning iaido. The amount of time it takes to get to this level depends on the individual; see the "PROMOTION" link for more information. Your iaido training will proceed much more smoothly and with more meaning if you already have a grasp of basics such as footwork, suburi, and striking an opponent.

Regardless of whether you learn iaido only or both iaido and kendo, you must also join Norwalk Kendo Dojo, Southern California Kendo Federation, and All United Stated Kendo Federation; see the "NEW MEMBERSHIP" link on the dojo home page for more information.

Warm up exercises
  1. Suburi
  2. Kiritsuke
  3. Batto, noto
  4. Batto, furikaburi, kirioroshi, chiburi, noto
ZenKenRen (Seitei) Iaido
  1. Mae
  2. Ushiro
  3. Ukenagashi
  4. Tsuka ate
  5. Kesagiri
  6. Morote tsuki
  7. Sanpo giri
  8. Ganmen ate
  9. Soete tsuki
  10. Shiho giri
  11. So giri
  12. Nukiuchi
Muso Shinden Ryu: Shoden (Omori Ryu)
  1. Shohatto
  2. Sato
  3. Uto
  4. Atarito
  5. Inyoshintai
  6. Ryuto
  7. Junto
  8. Gyakuto
  9. Seichuto
  10. Koranto
  11. Inyoshintai kaewaza
  12. Nukiuchi
Muso Shinden Ryu: Chuden (Hasegawa Eishin Ryu)
  1. Yokogumo
  2. Tora issoku
  3. Inazuma
  4. Ukigumo
  5. Yamaoroshi
  6. Iwanami
  7. Urokogaeshi
  8. Namigaeshi
  9. Takiotoshi
  10. Nukiuchi
Muso Shinden Ryu: Okuden suwari waza
  1. Kasumi
  2. Sune-gakoi
  3. Shiho-giri
  4. To-zume
  5. To-waki
  6. Tana-shita
  7. Ryo-zume
  8. Tora-bashiri
Muso Shinden Ryu: Okuden tachi waza
  1. Yuki-zure
  2. Rentatsu
  3. So-makuri
  4. So-dome
  5. Shinobu
  6. Yuki-chigai
  7. Sode-suri-gaeshi
  8. Mon-iri
  9. Kabe-zoi
  10. Uke nagashi
  11. Itomagoi-ichi
  12. Itomagoi-ni
  13. Itomagoi-san
More references


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