Japanese Swordsmanship Classes
Homonji Iaido is a practice based on techniques from the Koryu (old style) Japanese Sword Art Tamiya Ryu Iaijutsu. Our focus is on gaining balance, mindfulness, discipline and harmony in our lives.
Classes are open to people of all abilities, from absolute beginners to experienced martial artists. Students must be at least 16 years of age to start training. We use bokuto (wooden sword), shinai (bamboo sword) and Iaito (safe practice sword) and safety equipment while sparing. Shinken (live blades) are never allowed in classes (unless for special occasions, such as test cutting).
Our practice:We take a holistic approach to understanding Japanese Sword Arts. Through the study of various approaches, our students gain a well rounded education and practice. Our six areas of focus includes: Focus exercises (active practice, both solo and with partner), Kumitachi (paired kata forms), Kata practice (traditional forms), Randori (freestyle sparing with partner), Mindfulness practice (slow, controlled solo forms) and Mokusou (short meditation to clear the mind)
Sunday 12:00-1:00pm All member
Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm Foundations Class
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm All member
Homonji Iaido classes are available to supporting members of DGZ (monthly membership required). New students are welcome to visit class before deciding to join. If you have questions about joining our class, please contact Hoden Sensei (firstname.lastname@example.org) . We will cover additional information in person.