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Zanshin 残心 - a must for exam taking!
Tonight I sit in front of my computer, not to write about Iaido, not to write about Bushido...
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When is a defensive block not just a block?
Life has many built in safety features to ensure successful survival of a species. Take the simplest eye-blinking when objects move...
Ah, what is Iaido again?
Today, I would like to share my thoughts on a seemingly simple question, yet the answer is never simple. On more than a few occasion, I...
『構えあって構えなし』 To adopt a posture of no posture.... What!?
All things Japanese can be very Zen. Japanese martial arts including Iaido are also very heavily influenced by Zen philosophy. While the...
「世々の道をそむく事なし」But ehh... What is it that we are not supposed to go against??
The famous Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵) wrote the Dokkodo (独行道) and passed it on to his students shortly before his death in 1645 at the age...
前後斬り降ろし (Front and rear strikes)
If you have seen samurai movies or any kind of movies involving fighting, you might have at some point wondered why do the baddies attack...
The first technique, Ipponnme, is the most important technique in any style of Iaido. Whether you are a beginner going for your very...
As in all other martial arts footwork is crucial in Iaido. Although not immediately obvious, how one moves his/her lower limb dictates...
The fear for a real sword II
The first time I held a real sword in my hands, I was terrified. I was afraid I would cut my hand. Who wouldn't, right!? Shisho(師匠) that...
What is dedication?
When it is not by will power that you kept going, but kept going when there was no will power left in you.
「武士道」とは一体なんなんだろう⁇ What in the world is "Bushido"??
The term "Bushido" is generally associated with Samurai and how they do not fear death, or kill themselves readily in the name of honour....