Iaido – the art of drawing a sword from its sheath and delivering an instant inevitable strike. It is a Japanese traditional art of philosophical perception of self and thy enemy. Iaido is practiced by repeating and polishing waza.
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Esaka Sensei’s book: “An introduction to MJER Iaido” English version #04: P548 Conclusion In the fall of 1955, in the gymnasium of Shioiri Elementary School in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, I saw my first iaido demonstration. As I would learn in later years, the swordsman was Hanshi Sano Shigenori Sensei. Even today, I vividly remember how
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Esaka Sensei’s book: “An introduction to MJER Iaido” English version #03: P5 Overview of Iaido (2) School Name After being founded by Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu (the 1st Headmaster), the way of Hayashizaki Muso-ryu was passed down from generation to generation, producing many experts. In particular, the Seito 7th Headmaster, Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Hidenobu, earned renown as the
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Esaka Sensei’s book: “An introduction to MJER Iaido” English version #02: P4 As readers will know already, various writings on iaido have been published by many researchers and practitioners. Since Headmaster Kono discusses Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu in his works such as Dai Nippon Iaido Zufu (Illustrated Guide to Greater Japan’s