Wellington Iaido Club trains Tues & Sat at 13 Vennell St, Brooklyn. Iaidō is a Japanese martial art focused on drawing and cutting with the Japanese sword.
Iaidō is a Japanese martial art focused on using the sword, drawing and cutting in a single stroke. It is practiced in prearranged movements called kata, against an imaginary opponent.
Iaidō was originally practiced by Samurai for self-defence or even assassination. Over past last four hundred years these sword techniques have developed into a Dō. A way to self improvement, character building and moving meditation while teaching effective use of the Japanese sword.
Iaido is also a lot more than just drawing a sword.
There are many cultural, fitness and spiritual benefits to practicing iaido such as:
* Learning some Japanese language.
* Learning Japanese History and Culture.
* Learning more about yourself by building confidence and character through your training.
* Iaido can be practiced as a form of moving meditation.
* Learning about the Japanese sword.
* Low impact fitness.
The name iaidō (居合道) comes from an old Japanese saying:
Tsune ni ite, kyu ni awasu
“Constantly present, swift in response”
Training is available twice a week and led by Cam Findlay, 2nd Dan Iaidō.
Beginners classes are Tuesday 6-7pm and there is a further session Saturday 3-5pm for those wanting to progress faster.
To join please contact Cam via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0212630351.
The club is connected with New Zealand Kendo Federation affiliated clubs in Auckland, New Plymouth and Christchurch. You can attend regular seminars and gradings throughout the year, giving you opportunities to train with other iaidō practitioners and sensei from Japan.
Our club's motto:
Yanagi ni kaze
柳 に 風。
“Flow like the willow tree in the wind”