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Iaido is a martial art that dates back to the 15th century. In it earlier forms, it was known by the terms Iai-jutsu or Batto-jutsu.

Iaido is the samurai art of reacting to a suprise attack by drawing and counterattacking wiht a sword. Literally translated, Iaido can be interpreted as The art of mental presence and immediate action. Iaido practice is:
  • Traditional
  • Meditative
  • Precise
  • Flowing
  • Explosive
Iaido practice benefits include:
  • Balance
  • Patience
  • Timing
  • Awareness
  • Calmness under stress

At Wheatbelt Aikido, we focus on a particular style of Iaido known as Musō Shinden-ryū. Our Iaido classes are seperate from our Aikido classes and you need not be an Aikido student nor have any previous martials art background to join.

The following links will give you an idea of what Iaido practice looks like. If this type of practice looks like something that you would like to do, contact Wheatbelt Aikido.