Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Seitei-gata Iaido 制定型居合道

ZNKR Seitei-gata Iaido (全日本剣道連盟制定型居合道) is a modern martial art form of Japanese fencing that involves the practice of solo sword kata using an iaito (zinc-duraluminum alloy practice sword) or bokuto (wooden sword). The focus is on drawing from the saya (sheath) and striking/cutting with the sword (nukitsuke). There are 12 iai kata that are taught as the curriculum. They are broken into three parts (sitting, half-sitting, and standing). You will learn these as both solo and paired kata. Practice also involves learning Kendo kata, fixed paired patterns of techniques, of which there are 11 kata.

Iaido training develops awareness, concentration, and discipline. 

First month is free.

The kata are as follow:

Seiza no bu (Sitting)

  • Ippon-me Mae (前)
  • Nihon-me Ushiro (後ろ)
  • Sanbon-me Ukenagashi (受け流し)

Tatehiza no bu (Half seated)

  • Yonhon-me Tsuka-ate (柄当て)

Tachiwaza no bu (Standing)

  • Gohon-me Kesagiri (袈裟切り)
  • Roppon-me Morote-tsuki (諸手突き)
  • Nanahon-me Sanpōgiri (三方切り)
  • Hachihon-me Ganmen-ate (顔面当て)
  • Kyuhon-me Soete-tsuki (添え手突き)
  • Juppon-me Shihōgiri (四方切り)
  • Juippon-me Sōgiri (総切り)
  • Junihon-me Nukiuchi (抜き打ち)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class start time.

Knee pads are required!

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Garden Center at Gypsy Hill Park Staunton Park & Rec)

Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Edge Effect Fitness)

$50/month (Kendo, Iaido, & Jodo via Staunton Park & Rec)

$40/month (Kendo kata, Iaido, & Jodo via Edge Effect Fitness)

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