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Iaido

Iaido
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

A summary and analysis of this sword drawing art including its history, principles, techniques, training and etiquette.

Iaido Terminology A-Z
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

The meaning and concepts of basic Japanese iaido terminology

The spiritual sword of Tamiya ryu: Interview with Michael Alexanian Sensei
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

A unique glimpse into the ancient tradition of iaijutsu -- the art of drawing and cutting with a Japanese sword.

The Study Of Iaido
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

People study the art of drawing the sword for many reasons, some of them are complicated.

Omori Ryu: The Foundation of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

Examine the meaning, practice and historical roots to this classic style of drawing the Japanese sword.

Layers Of Shu-Ha-Ri In the Practice Of Iaido
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

Most long-time martial arts practitioners actually know what Shu-Ha-Ri is, even without knowing the expression itself.

From The Beginning: The Importance Of Reishiki In Iaido
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

In Japan if you don?t have proper manners you can disgrace yourself and your U.S. dojo.

Shohatto: The Heart Of Omori Ryu Iaido
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

Shohatto, the first of kata within our style of iaido, the art of drawing the Japanese sword, teaches not only the basic elements of the style, but the principles of sword technique as well.

The Benefits Of Solo Iaido Practice
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

Solo practice has many forms but whatever you have time to do will invariably to result in improvement.

The spiritual sword of Tamiya ryu:Interview with Michael Alexanian Sensei: Part 2
By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

A unique glimpse into the ancient tradition of iaijutsu -- the art of drawing and cutting with a Japanese sword.

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