Iaido facts for kids
Iaido (居合道) is a Japanese martial art that focuses on drawing a sword (typically a katana). It is about being aware and being capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.
Iaido movements are elegant movements. New learners often start using a wooden sword and then move on to an iaitō (A metal but fairly blunt sword). People that do Iaido may be called iaidoka.
Images for kids
Japanese girl practicing iaido with a custom-made student's katana or iaitō. In modern Japan, iaido is seen as one of the traditional martial arts and it can be practiced by all genders.
Iaido in the Czech Republic as demonstrated by Victor Cook Sensei
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