South Bay Iaido

Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship


About Iaido

Iaido (居合道) is a form of traditional Japanese swordsmanship principally concerned with use of the sword in un-anticipated situations. It is sometimes called the art of drawing the sword. In the practice of Iaido one seeks to remove the boundary between wearing and using the sword, that is the boundary between stillness and action.

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu

The style of Iaido we practice and teach at South Bay Iaido is Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. Eishin Ryu recognizes Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu (1546-1621) as its founder. However, the name Eishin Ryu comes from the 7th Soke (hereditary head), Hasegawa Eishin, owing to his significant contributions to the art (see Iaido history).


08/23/15 - Classes now open.

08/15/15 - Classes starting soon.

08/15/15 - Website under construction, pardon our dust.


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