Atushi Shimojo Sensei
Iaido (or Iaijutsu) is a traditional form of Japanese swordsmanship that focuses on drawing and cutting with the samurai sword. It is a detail-oriented, traditional art that will challenge one both physically and mentally. Study includes solo (Iaido) and paired techniques (Kenjutsu), as well as test cutting with live blades (Suemonogiri).
Our dojo is a member dojo within the Dai Nippon iaido Kyokaiin Kyoto Japan. The president of the DNIK is Atushi Shimojo Sensei. Our Iaido is a modern (gendai) curriculum of traditional Japanese sword-drawing that is based on the The Seitei Iai of the Nippon Kendo Renmei, Morinaga-ha, Yamaguchi-ha, and Shimojo-ha Toyama-ryu, and Eishin-ryu systems.
In addition to solo sword-drawing techniques, the curriculum also includes paired sword forms with a partner (kenjutsu). Students also practice test cutting with live blades (tameshigiri / suemonogiri) to refine their skill with the sword.
Please contact us for additional information on Iaido.