lotus



previous page: 16.11) Hwa Rang Do
  
page up: Martial Arts FAQ
  
next page: 16.13) Judo

16.12) Iaido




Description

This article is from the Martial Arts FAQ, by Matthew Weigel faq@idempot.net with numerous contributions by others.

16.12) Iaido

(Contributor: Al Bowers - bowers@wilbur.dfrf.nasa.gov)

Intro: The Art of drawing the sword for combat.

Origin: Japan

History:

This art is very old, and has strong philosophical and historical ties
to Kenjutsu. It was practiced by Japanese warriors for centuries.

Description:

The object is to draw the sword perfectly, striking as it is drawn,
so that the opponent has no chance to defend against the strike.

Training:

Usually practiced in solo form (kata), but also has partner forms
(kumetachi).

Sub-Styles: Muso Shinden Ryu, Muso Jikishin Ryu, and others.


 

Continue to:













TOP
previous page: 16.11) Hwa Rang Do
  
page up: Martial Arts FAQ
  
next page: 16.13) Judo