|About||Auckland Iaido Club is located at 165A Pilkington Road in Panmure. Open to everyone from beginners up, training on Thursday nights from 7 to 9.|
Iaido is the art of the Japanese sword, of drawing and striking in a single, smooth movement. Using metal swords (Iaito), students learn Kata - Simulated combat situations that reflect the traditional uses of the sword.
Developed four centuries ago, the art teaches the techniques and posture required to correctly handle a sword, along with developing the focus, confidence, and general well-being of the student.
Auckland Iaido Club trains in the dojo of the Auckland Kendo Club. The club teaches Seitei Iaido and Muso Shinden Ryu traditional Iaido. Everyone from beginners upward is welcome to come along and practice at our weekly Thursday evening sessions from 7pm to 9pm, 165A Pilkington Road, Panmure.
If you have ever wondered what it was like to use a Japanese sword or wanted to know a bit more about the traditions that surround them, come along and join in a class!