TRADITIONAL BUDO involves both bare hand and weapons techniques. Bare hand techniques come from Aiki-Jujitsu and weapons techniques come from samurai arts and Katori Shinto Ryu.
This work is part of our weekly budo class. It involves mostly throws, locks, some atemis, as well as grappling and floor work. It is suitable to adults of any age in good shape. It is also a very good approach to self-defense. It is very technical and requires patience.
KOBUDO & IAIDO
At the Yoseikan, we use all kinds of weapons normally found in diverse disciplines
Kyujutsu & Bajutsu
Yoseikan Iaido draws its style from the Katori Shinto Ryu and Kashima Shin Ryu, two very old major schools in Japan.
Iaido is a Zen art.
Zen and other inner arts mostly originated in India, China and Japan. They have different names, such as Yoga, Zen, Qikong Taiqi and Iaido. They also have different types of practice including meditation and exercise. But all these forms have many things in common and all lead towards the same path of relaxation and de-stressing. Their shared ultimate goal is strengthening the mind and body and finding inner peace.
Iaido is the most fascinating of all martial arts.
Although the art may seem obsolete in this time of nuclear weaponry, there is much more to it than just cutting air with a Japanese sword. Iaido began with the Katori Shinto Ryu, a 16th century school that included the use of many weapons from sword to sticks, and emphasized the fast draw and instant use of the sword, whereas moves called "katas" are repeated incessantly for years until perfect mastery of the technique.
For Daitoryu classes please contact the head coach Paul Wollos
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