Try this modern martial art drawing on traditional Japanese swordsmanship techniques.
Unlike kendo, in which participants hone their skills in combat with each other, iaido is performed solo, its movements smooth and controlled - almost meditative - with a focus on mental preparedness. We can arrange for you to take a class at an operating iaido dojo. Watch a choreographed demonstration using real katana swords, and then it's your turn to copy the graceful movements. You'll even have a chance to try the cutting technique you just learned on rolled bamboo mats or other items made of straw. The class takes place at a cultural centre in Tokyo's Yanaka district, a well-preserved and traditional district of Tokyo known for its artisans and craftspeople.
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