The Austin Japanese Culture and Language Meetup Group Message Board › Iaido in Austin
Iaido is the art of reacting to a surprise attack by counter attacking with a sword.
Iaido, the way of the sword, is a martial art form that began as an off-shoot of kenjutsu. It was developed as a defensive method to counter surprise attacks and enemy raids in fifteenth and sixteenth century Japan. The purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword immediately after unsheathing it. In order to create such a defense system, situations and circumstances of surprise attacks were studied to devise a systematized way to use the sword effectively against many forms of attack.
I have been doing Iaido for about a year and half here is Austin (Lakeway). If you are interested in this art, you can check out the website at http://www.kashiwadoj... or the parent group in japan: http://www1.winknet.n...
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I am very interested in learning Iaido. I have been looking for a school in the Austin area for some time. I was very happy when I found this forum post! :0 I click on the link below for the Kashiwa dojo, but it keeps coming up "Page Load Error." I was hoping that you could post up the information on the school directly to here? Even a phone number would be great.
Thank you very much,