Nichibukan Iaidō

Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido in New York City and New Jersey

What is Iaido?

Iaido is the art of drawing the sword. Students learn prearranged solo exercises of great precision called kata, which involve drawing the sword, blocking an attack, delivering a counter-attack, and returning the sword to its scabbard.


Visitors are welcome to come and watch a class, at no charge. If you want to try an introductory class, or for an explanation of class fees, please ask the instructor. For more information, contact:

Class Schedule

Iaido classes are held:

  • Fridays
    7:30–9:30 pm at CERC
  • Saturdays
    3–5 pm at Hudson School

Click here for a full class calendar, schedule changes and dojo directions.

East Coast Iaido Seminar 2016

The East Coast seminar was held on March 12-13.

Ji Ni took 3rd place in the 3 Dan Taikai, and two Nichibukan students were awarded the rank of 3 Kyu in their first Shinsa.

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New Year 2016

Our new year practice and celebration at Hudson School.

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