Traditional Iai-battojutsu Classes 「居合抜刀術」
Classes are formal and taught in the traditional way. This includes wearing a traditional uniform, bowing at the beginning and end of class, and using the proper forms of etiquette and language. Classes emphasize conditioning, footwork, quick draws and proper cutting techniques. Kata is used to teach effective responses to different situations and to perfect precise control of the sword. Students will also practice cutting with a live sword once they have achieved a certain level of mastery, respect and safety. There is a ranking system, which includes black belt degrees and kyu ranks for beginner or intermediate students. The goal is to master the katana, as well as the self.
What You Will Need
Day 1: Loose fitting workout clothes. We'll take care of everything else!
First Month: A bokken (wooden sword), a uniform, and knee pads.
Should You Continue: You'll want to invest in a dull practice sword (an iaito) and eventually a cutting sword (shinken)
How to Join
Curious? Come try a class for free. All classes start with a traditional bow-in and group warm-ups, then move on to the daily lesson(s). Classes end with a traditional bow-out and cleaning.
Classes are paid monthly. Once you're ready to start, simply show up, pay us money (through Venmo, PayPal, or cash), and you're all set to go! Tuition is $130 per month.
Time and Location
Mon 6:45PM - 9:00PM
Wed 6:45PM - 9:00PM
Sat 6:15PM - 8:30PM
630 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95032