Iaijutsu – Japanese Swordsmanship

Iaijutsu  is a combative quick-draw sword technique. This art of drawing the Japanese sword (Katana), and is one of the Japanese koryu (old styles) and was one of the disciplines in the education of the bushi/samurai (classical warrior).

At the Academy of Okinawan Karate we teach a style called Shinkage-ryu which is the new shadow style. Japanese swordmanship is a detail oriented art. This teaches discipline and focus while learning the traditional movements. Students will learn quick draw kata from standing and kneeling positions, short sword kata, partner work, and two types of sword fighting (chambara with soft swords and kendo a traditional sword fighting).