What is Iaido?

Iaido is the principle art of Samurai Swordsmanship practiced for centuries in Japan. Iaido (pronounced ‘e-i-do’) teaches the student how to draw the sword from the sheath efficiently, deal with an attacker or attackers, and re-sheath the sword safely. In the past, Iaido was used as a method of self-defence as the Japanese Sword, Katana, was a Samurai’s…

What is Aiki Jujistu?

Aiki-jujutsu is similar to Jiu-jitsu in many ways as it utilises the skills of joint locks, restraints, chokes, throws, take-downs, grappling, and atemi – the study of pressure points and associated strikes. However, Aiki-jujutsu places more emphasis on the use of subtleness and less upon the use of force to gain compliance from an attacker. Evasion, timing,…