Iaido 居合道

Sensi rick roberts instructing iaido at tbci event.

Iaido is the art of drawing the sword from its saya, cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the saya.

While beginning practitioners of iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken) or blunt edged sword, called iaitō. Few, more experienced, iaido practitioners use a sharp edged sword (shinken).