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Iaido - The Art Of The Sword Of The Samurai
There is no limitation of age to learn and practice Iaido - everything is possible and everybody is welcome. Iakdo is a perfect balance for mind and body in todays‘ busy world and connects characteristics such as concentration, endurance and body control. Iaido is a traditional, centuries old Japanese Martial Arts and means „the art of drawing a sword“. Iaido is one of the great Martial Arts in Japan. Samurai have continually optimized these sword fighting techniques in the Middle Ages to achieve fluent and perfect motion sequences. The main goal is to quickly draw the sword and to use the sword as weapon in order to respond to a sudden attack of an opponent. These techniques have been taught since generations and handed down. This way this old japanese Martial Art could be preserved until today. During an Iaido training lesson are motion sequences (Japanese „Kata“) taught. There is no direct contact to an opponent. These sequences simulate a real combat situation. These sequences have to be trained repeatedly so that the Iaido-Ka can achieve more complex levels with the goal to perfect all these sequences. The Iaido-Ka starts the lessons with a wooden sword (Japanese „Bokken“). At a later point of her/his development the Iaido-Ka is allowed to use a training sword (Japanese „Iaito“). This sword is made of light alloy and is blunt. It resembles in form and look a Samurai sword (Japanese „Katana“). Test trainings are possible anytime upon consultation. You can find our contact details under „Contact“. The annual fees for the Iaido school are CHF 400.00. A start with training is anytime possible.