Iaido - the art of drawing the sword
Iaidō (居合道) is a japanese martial art which involves drawing and cutting with a saber in a single movement.
Its goal is to use a technique in response to an opponent by taking into account the location and context of the encounter.
In this budō, we aim for perfection of the movement and technical efficiency.
Made from three kanji 居合道, iaido is translated as this:
• to live, exist , or the numeral 1 (居, i )
• harmony, union (合, ai )
• the way (道, dō )
Hence, iaido is the way of living in harmony or the way to unify the being.
This discipline is both martial and zen, as a true budō.
This art consists in the learning of kata.
Iaido is a passion, a way of life.
Do not cut.
Read more: Concept and history of Iaido
VALENTINE'S SEMINAR 2018- 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Séminaire d'iaido à Montréal - 17 et 18 février, 2018
Dirigé par Ohmi Sensei & Cruise Sensei.
Samedi à Concordia Univ. - Campus Loyola. Dimanche au Collège John Abbott. Nous publierons plus de détails bientôt. Nous espérons vous voir en grand nombre!
Iaido Seminar in Montreal - February 17 and 18, 2018
Led by Ohmi Sensei & Cruise Sensei.
Saturday at Concordia Univ. - Loyola Campus. Sunday at John Abbot College. We will be posting more details soon. We hope we can see you all!
We are West Island Wing of the Shidokan Iaido Montreal Dojo located at the Concordia University in downtown Montreal.
Members of the Canadian Kendo Federation