learn iaido

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What is Iaidō?

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

Course details

All beginners from 15 years and up welcome.

Fill in the form below to secure your spot (places are limited)!

Dates: Tuesday 6-7pm starting Jan 29th - 2nd April.

Cost: $100.00 for 10 week course (club equipment provided).

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/online/ or via our club).

Where is it: Vogelmorn Hall, 13 Vennell Street, Brooklyn, Wellington.


The 10 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 3 kata of the Seitei Iaido set

  • Try some paired Kendo/Iaidō kata