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.

Iaidō was originally practiced by Samurai for self-defence or even assassination. Over past last four hundred and fifty years these sword techniques have developed into a “Dō - a way of self improvement, character building and moving meditation while teaching effective use of the Japanese sword.

The name iaidō (居合道) comes from an old Japanese saying:


Tsune ni ite, kyu ni awasu



“Constantly present, swift in response”