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Satori Ryu Iaido

Iaido is the art of drawing and cutting with the katana, the sword of the Japanese samurai. Students begin by studying the basics - stances, strikes and blocks - with wooden training swords. They then progress into kata (forms), or series of movements strung together, two-man training drills, and finally practice cutting with live blades.

Huntsville Iaido meets at Madison Martial Arts Academy. Classes focus on form and technique, covering the fundamentals of proper sword handling. Along the way you'll also learn the proper Japanese terminology for the sword, its parts, and the techniques and stances related to it.