Weapons Training




Aikido weapons training traditionally includes the bokken (sword), jo (staff) and tanto (knife). In Aikido, weapons training is not used for inflicting injury. Its primary purpose is for the improvement and understanding of correct body movement.

Class training includes kata (form), kumitachi (sword partner practice), kumijo (staff partner practice), and unarmed defense against weapons.




Iaido is the art of drawing, cutting, and sheathing the Japanese katana. Iaido training includes etiquette and the proper handling of the live blade.

Many aikido movements are derived from the use of the Japanese sword. We offer iaido as an option to enhance our aikido training and further our understanding of the martial arts.

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