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Iaido - Aiki Toho Iai. Home Visitor. Aiki Toho Iai is a series of kata founded by Shoji Nishio Sensei based directly on Aikido techniques, movements, and principles. These sword kata do not cut your opponent as in the other Iaido styles, although the understanding of how to cut your opponent is presented. The choice, not to kill, is made available; a path of resolution is to not cut but rather lead the opponent, releasing them from harm, and the responsibility of harming. He received the Budo Kyoryusho award from the Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to the development and advancement of Aikido throughout the world.
His decades of work in iaido and jodo developed into a thoroughly integrated approach to combined empty hand, sword and jo. Shoji Nishio, Shihan passed away on March 15, at the age of On his final trip to the U. Koji Yoshida was born in in Toyama prefecture. In , on his final visit to the U. Nakayama Sensei has been practicing aikido since Unlike many other styles of iaido, there are no kneeling techniques required.
All iaido ranking and examinations are from the Aiki Toho Iaido, which also includes the use of the bokken wooden practice sword and jo wooden staff in its relationship to Aikido. You can find out more about the 3 groups by clicking this link - 3 groups. A bokken will be fine. A bokken and Jo will be provide to you. We recommend the white oak bokken and jo. You do not need to purchase all of these items at once.
Place your items neatly in a safe location. All etiquette will be taught to you. If you have any questions please ask. Iaido kyu exams are held at Chushinkan Dojo. Iaido dan exams are held once a year at seminars conducted by Yoshida Sensei. We look forward to training and studying with you. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.
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Aikido Toho Iai is a way to nourish, deepen and refine your aikido movements. Aikido Toho Iai katas are based on the principles, techniques and movements of Aikido. This site will contain links to videos of Nishio sensei. Please keep in mind that these shows the katas as they were performed at that particular point in time.
Aikido Toho Iai