Iaido is a Japanese sport based off of the martial art iaijutsu. Iaido is a hard style sport primarily focused on the use of a metal katana, unlike the similar sport of kendo which uses a bamboo sword. This makes iaido potentially more dangerous. Iaido utilizes the old techniques of defense and counterattack from iaijutsu.

Iaido is also concerned with the mental and spiritual aspects of the fighter so it teaches Confucianism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Shintoism.

Iaido's open directory.