Iaido classes in Los Angeles

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Iaido at The Dojo The Dojo 3 Photo

Nishio Sensei developed a new form of Iaido called Aikido Toho Iai which illuminates the deep relationship between the katana (Japanese sword) and techniques in Aikido. Aiki Toho Iai continues to evolve in the hands of Nishio’s successor, Koji Yoshida, who continues to focus on this methods which is thoroughly rooted in the traditional use of the katana. For example, Nishio’s sword work is otonashi or silent, meaning the contact between blades minimal and movements are done in the gaps of the opponents attack.

11554 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-445-0080
  • Culver City (3.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (4.8 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (5.8 ml)
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2016.12.26
Iaido and weapons at Tarzana Aikikai Tarzana Aikikai 1 Photo 1 Video
18580 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-705-0600
  • Reseda (4100 ft)
  • Tampa (1.2 ml)
  • Pierce College (2.3 ml)
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2016.12.26
Iaido at City Aikido of Los Angeles City Aikido of Los Angeles 2 Photo
621 South 21 Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
323-225-8129
  • LA County+USC Medical Center (3800 ft)
  • Chinatown (1.1 ml)
  • Union Station (1.1 ml)
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2016.12.26
Aikido and Iaido at Couprie Martial Arts Couprie Martial Arts 1 Photo 1 Video

Appoline Couprie Sensei — Sandan, Certified Instructor (fukishidoin). United States Aikido Federation — Western Region.

14559 Erwin Street
Los Angeles, CA
818-785-9123
  • Van Nuys (1500 ft)
  • Sepulveda (1.1 ml)
  • Woodman (1.3 ml)
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2016.12.26
Kendo, Iaido & Escrima at Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do 1 Photo

Instructors:

  • Kendo — Sensei Masashi Shikai;
  • Iaido — Master Myung Kim;
  • Escrima — Willie Laureano.
6340B Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-658-7570
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (2.6 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (2.7 ml)
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
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2017.04.21
Iaido at Aikido Center of Los Angeles Dojo Aikido Center of Los Angeles Dojo 1 Photo

Instruction in traditional Iaido, Japanese swordsmanship, is by Ken Watanabe, Iaido 6th Dan.

We do not teach movie-style or improvised sword-play. We offer classical training in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, Toyama Ryu and traditional style Aikido kumitachi.

1211 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
323-225-1424
  • Chinatown (1100 ft)
  • Union Station (3200 ft)
  • El Monte Busway/Alameda (3900 ft)
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2016.11.22
Iaido and weapons at Aikido Cultural Institute Aikido Cultural Institute 1 Photo
5058 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-259-9870
  • Highland Park (2.3 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (2.8 ml)
  • Heritage Square (3.6 ml)
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2016.12.25
Iaido and weapons at North Valley Aikikai North Valley Aikikai 1 Photo 1 Video

Classes:

  • Weapons — The weapons we use are bokken (wooden sword), jo (wooden staff) and tanto (wooden knife);
  • Iaido — The art of sword drawing, and practiced individually. We practice the Muso Shinden-ryu Iaido. Iaido classes are available only by permission of the Chief Instructor.
9029#100 Reseda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-652-5025
  • Nordhoff (3.5 ml)
  • Roscoe (3.6 ml)
  • Reseda (3.7 ml)
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2016.12.25