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L'histoire du Seitei Iai

by Takwann
Par conséquent, les officiels de la fédération recherchèrent les moyens de remédier à cette situtation indésirable (1966). Pour que les pratiquants de kendô puissent être mieux à même de comprendre la véritable essence de la "voie du sabre", on nomma onze experts hauts gradé en escrime, sous la direction d'Ôtani Kazuo, afin qu'ils constituent un comité (1967) qui ferait l'indispensable étude préliminaire, pour que soient désignées les techniques spécifiques de dégainement du sabre pouvant convenir à tous les pratiquants de kendô moderne.

Iaido shinsain no me – The eyes of the Iaido judges

by Takwann
book called “Iaido shinsahin no me”. This book edited by the “Kendo Jidai” publisher is a compilation of 15x ZNKR 8th Dan Hanshi sensei’s opinions on what are the important points needed for shinsa, embu and taikai. It is of course written in Japanese and will probably not be translated, so we decided to start a very rough translation of some parts. The book is separated into fifteen parts, one for each sensei and each part separated into a 2 points and three chapters …


ZNKR reiho - Kampai Budokai

by Takwann
ZNKR reiho as practiced at Sakura Ternat

ZNKR Kata & Testing Info

by Takwann
The information provided here is not intended to teach you the kata; only attending class and practicing can do that. This information is subject to change pursuant to AUSKF requirements. Be sure to consult your instructor with any questions you may have.

Iaido - Kensei Kensan Kai - Iaido - ZNKR

by Takwann
The Zen Ken Ren Iai was created as a result of the realization within the AJKF that the majority of Kendo practioners had little or no experience of using a real or live Katana. Even Kendo-kata, which was thought to convey an understanding of how to use a Katana, was and still is rarely practised for the most part, and often only as a necessary evil in conjunction with gradings. Kendo had in reality become the way of the Shinai. In 1967 a committee was formed within the AJKF in order to deal with this situation. The initial committee members were:

Ogura Noboru Hanshi’s comments on Iaido: technical proficiency and spiritual growth | online community

by Takwann
For Ogura Sensei, those who quit Iaido when they fail a promotional exam may have the wrong goal. Of course, it is crucial for disciples to work hard, trying to gain mastery of physical movements and pass a grading, but Iaido is much more than technical proficiency, he remarked. Simply stated, the essential core value of Iaido is about cultivating oneself and becoming a better being, entailing daily commitment, eagerness, and perseverance. The essence of Iaido or the spirit of mononofu (meaning “all what relates to being a samurai”) is to acquire a harmonious spirit and to learn about respect and consideration for others.

2009 CKF Eastern and Central Iaido and Jodo Gradings

by Takwann
What a pleasure it was to attend the 2009 CKF iaido and jodo gradings at the Etobicoke Olympium in Ontario, Canada. The day began with an over-subscribed iaido seminar featuring instruction by Ohmi Goyo sensei, Asaoka Mitsuru sensei, Stephen Cruise sensei, David Green sensei (and myself). That's four nanadan and a rokudan for the 50 to 60 students who attended. The seminar began with a group run-through of Zen Ken Ren iai (seitei gata) and then the students were split into their challenge groups, ikkyu, shodan, nidan and sandan, and yondan up to receive some specific training.

Ittokai Info Page

by Takwann
Grading Requirements The test starts from when you are sitting at the side, waiting to do your techniques, and ends there as well. All movements are looked at.


Jo Ha Kyu

by Takwann
This essay will examine the meaning of the term “johakyu” (序 破 急) and how the concept is expressed in iaido kata. I will first examine the term’s history, application and meaning; and following this, the expression of examining johakyu in Ipponme Mae of the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Seitei Iai.

Shinichido - Kendo and Iaido in Crawley - Iaido

by Takwann (via)
The origin of the forms of Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei Seitei Kata started in 1967 when it was realised that the majority of modern Kendo practitioners in the ZNKR had little or no experience of the techniques of using a real or live sword. And had realised that Kendo had become the way of the shinia . A committee was set up, comprising of the following members (...).

Iaido -> Description of all Seitei-Katas

by Takwann (via)
The 12 basic forms are called Seitei-Iai (Standard-Iai). They were created by the the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR = All Japan Kendo Federation or IKF). They are training forms, which include all important sword technics. Seitei-Iai forms will provide the basic education (Kihon).

An introduction to Iaido to the prospective student

by Takwann
NOTE: Japanese martial arts are very diverse, and so any generalising statement or rule will have exeptions, probably about 50% of the cases. None of the following should be taken as absolute truth.

ZNKR iaido, by José Martinez-Abarca

by Takwann (via)
Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido was developed in the 1960s and 70s by an appointed panel of the All Japan Kendo Association (ZNKR or JKA). The original intention was to produce a standard that could be used for gradings nationally and internationally. The idea was to provide a common foundation as a way to unite the various traditional schools of iaido or koryu and to expand the scope of the ZNKR. It was not merely a method to get kendo players to pick up real swords as has been incorrectly assumed.

Présentation - Iaido - Comité National de Kendo

by Takwann
Dans un souci d'unification et afin de permettre à tout les pratiquants d'avoir une base commune, les experts de la Fédération Japonaise de Kendo (Zen-Nippon-Kendo-Renmei, ZNKR) ont développé une nouvelle école le Seitei-Iai (ou Iai ZNKR) qui comporte aujourd'hui 12 Kata inspirés de Kata de divers Koryu.


Iaido - Japanese Traditional Budo

by Takwann
This page introduces Iaido, which is one of the Japanese traditional Budo concerned with drawing the blade and cutting in the same motion. * What is Iaido? * Concept * History and School * Basic Points * Technical Points * Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Seitei Iaido * Hoki ryu - one of the oldest Koryu * Attention * Appendix: Words in Kanji (Chinese characters)

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