居合道 IAIDO


Iaido is the traditional martial art of Japanese swordsmanship, which evolved from the combat techniques of feudal Japan into the modern system of movement and poise practiced today. Students learn how to draw and cut with the Japanese sword. Considered a meditative practice, the training is also physically vigorous. Mental focus, timing, and proper distance are developed through study and repetition of the ancient forms. In Iaido training we attempt to understand the use of the weapon while simultaneously conditioning and vivifying our body.

Montérégie Aikikai offers Iaido training in the style of Muso Shinden Ryu as taught by Mitsunari Kanai Sensei. Several additional styles are also studied in our program.

Participation is by permission of the Chief Instructor. For more information, you may wish to read this interview with Kanai Sensei.