White Tiger Martial Arts | Iaido

Iaido

Iaido Class

Iaidō (居合道), abbreviated with iai (居合),is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.

Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (or saya), striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.

While beginning practitioners of iaido will start learning with a wooden sword (bokken), most of the practitioners use the blunt edged sword, called iaitō. Few, more experienced, iaido practitioners use a sharp edged sword (shinken).

Who should do it?

Iaido is good for those wanted to expose themselves to the art of a Sword, and the way of life it can bring. Iaido is not something that is learned over months, but rather years. Dedication is required in many things, but especially iaido.

Everyone is welcome, even if you have no existing Martial Arts Experience.

 
 

Iaido | Membership Plans

Existing Members

Existing Members

$25.00/Month + Tax
  • 2 Classes / Week
  • Instructor Lead Classes
  • Weapons Classes (Green Belt)
New Members

New Members

$95.00/Month + Tax
  • 2 Classes / Week
  • Instructor Lead Classes
  • Weapons Classes (Green Belt)
  • Free Uniform

Other Classes

Ages 2-5

Little Tigers

Ages 2-5

Our Little Tigers program is designed to develop respect, focus, and physically fit children. We welcome children of all abilities and focus to attend.

Ages 5-7

Kids Class

Ages 5-7

We believe in whole body wellness. Our goal is to provide self-defense training and physical conditioning in a focused and disciplined environment.

Ages 8-14

Pre Teen/Teen Class

Ages 8-14

Our 8-14 class is structued to be more phsically demanding then our 5-7 class while still providing the appropriate amount of physical conditioning, focus and discipline.

Adult

Adult Class

Ages 14+

The program that we offer is a traditional Japanese Goju Ryu Karate-do curriculum which will cover topics such as kihon (basic movements), kata (forms), bunkai (application of forms), goshin kumite (self defense), and kumite (sparring).

Weapons

Weapons

Beginner/Advanced

At White Tiger Martial Arts we specialize in Bo, Kama, Sai, Baston, Tonfa Kata and movements. From time to time we will introduce other training weapons such as knife and gun for self defense training. Senior students can also choose to specialize in a particular weapon as they progress through their belts and build their expertise.

Iaido

Weapons

Art of the Sword

Iaidō (居合道), abbreviated with iai (居合),is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to a sudden attack.