Iaido (居 合 道)
Iaido is the way of quick drawing the sword and precise cutting. It was called Battojutsu then Iaijutsu and today, IAIDO.
Performed with a Iaito (a sword with no sharp blade), this discipline requires high concentration.
Takeda ryu Nakamura ha includes this unusual and spectacular competitions: BATTO SHIAI where 2 opponents are face to face and separted by a few steps (a few steps betweeen life and dead). Referees judge who is the fastest and the most precise.
Exercice of Tamashigeri (cutting straw mats rolls) must not be omitted in order to test your cut's technique.