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Introduction to Iaidō - Japanese Sword Martial Art


Tue 7 Feb 2017, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Vogelmorn Hall, 11 Vennell Street, Brooklyn, Wellington

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • 8 week workshop classes: $100.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: cam83

-What is Iaidō?-
Iaidō is a Japanese martial art focused on using the sword, drawing and cutting in a single stroke. It is practised in prearranged movements called “kata” against different scenarios and surprise attacks from imaginary opponents.

-Course details-
This is an 8-week introduction set of classes starting on the 7th Feb. All beginners from 12 years and up welcome.

Register on our website.

The 8-week introduction course covers:
- Dojo etiquette, bowing in and out of class and correct weapon handling
- Building your Iaido muscles and warming up
- Gripping and cutting correctly with the sword
- Correct posture and movement
- Understand distance and timing
- History and culture of Iaido
- The 5 fundamentals of all iaido kata
- Begin learning the first 5 kata of the Seitei Iaido set

(Optional: you can also attend extra Saturday trainings to progress faster).

-What to wear: We recommend loose comfortable clothing (T-shirt and ¾ sweatpants are ideal). A pair of soft knee pads are a must-have (volleyball style, can be purchased from sports shops or online).

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