The Way of the Samurai Sword
Iaido (pronounce ee-eye-doe) is often referred to as the “art of the fast draw”. But instead of thinking of a gunslinger from the old west imagine a samurai in feudal Japan who had to develop a high level of skill with their preferred weapon – the samurai sword. The Iaido class teaches various sword strikes, blocks and movements along with formalized patterns (kata) – with a wooden sword initially, then later a metal (unsharpened) sword.
No martial arts experience is needed and beginners are always welcome. Classes are 45 hour long and typically meet on Saturday mornings at 8 am at our Brighton branch and on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 pm at our Webster location. Ages 13 and up. New students will practice with a wooden sword (bokken). Call or text us at 585-475-9250 (Brighton) or 585-347-4660 (Webster) for more information and to schedule your first class.