Interested in the art of the Japanese sword? In south Austin there is a group training in the art iaido, drawing of the sword. It is essentially an art of drawing and cutting with the sword in a smooth and deadly manner.
Iaido (居合道 Iaidō), abbreviated with iai (居合), is a modern Japanese martial art/sport.
Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. While new practitioners of iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken) depending on the teaching style of a particular instructor, most of the practitioners use the blunt edged sword, called iaitō.
Specifically this art is Araki Mujinsai-Ryu Iaido 荒木無人斎流居合道, a koryu samurai style that is over 400 years old. We have direct connection to the teachers in Japan.
|Mike Ross - head instructor|
at Rising Sun Aikido in South Austin
1600 W Stassney Ln Austin, TX 78745