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:
Iaido practice benefits include:
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.
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.