(The Art of the Japanese Sword)

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Iaido is the formal art of 'Drawing the Sword'.  This class will offer Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, as well as reinforcing the use of the Japanese Sword through 'Kendo Kata', Partner Drills, and Tameshigiri (the art of cutting targets).

IAIDO PROGRAM - Starting in January 2023, this class is open to Teen & Adult ages,.

No previous martial arts experience needed! 

New members need not be enrolled in karate to attend these classes.

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(Please note: Classes in  Iaido are not included in the monthly tuition for Karate. Please contact our office for Program Details & Pricing. Thank you!)

Intro to Iaido Class

Tuesday, Dec.6, 6-7:30 pm

with Sensei Barry Poitras

(a 5th Dan in Iaido & Kendo)

Please refer to the Listing Shown Below. Questions? Wish to register for this class? Please email the office.


SPECIALTY CLASS ! Coming Dec.6th!

Open to Golden Crane Students, and Non Students...


Intro to Iaido Class

Tuesday, Dec.6th, 6-7:30 pm

with Sensei Barry Poitras

(a 5th Dan in Iaido & Kendo)

This is an introductory class for students who may have an interest in joining our Iaido Program - coming in January 2023.

A Limited Number of spaces are available, and pre-registration is required. Please contact the office directly for more details, and to reserve a space. Thank you.

Schedule Note: On, Tues, Dec. 6th, the Adult Karate class will be held from 7:30-8:30 pm.  All other classes will be held as regularly scheduled.

What is Iaido?

     Iaidō is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to sudden attacks.

     Iaido consists of four main components, as practiced in the Kata (Solo Forms): the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword, striking or cutting an opponent, cleaning the blade, and resheathing the sword in the scabbard.

     In Iaido, the emphasis is on precise, controlled, fluid motions. This art is sometimes referred to as "moving Zen (meditation). 

     New students begin their practice of Iaido with a wooden sword (bokken). With time, these students will begin to practice using a blunt-edged sword called an iaitō. Only at the top levels of experience will iaido practitioners use a sharp-edged sword (shinken).

2022 IAIDO Class Schedule

Classes Begin Jan.3, 2023

Iaido Class Schedule:


Iaido Classes are available in-person and online.

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Iaido.

Schedule Note: Please refer to the monthly student activity calendar for any additions or changes to the class schedule due to Holidays, Rank Testing, Special Activities and our Summer Training Months. Questions? Please let us know. Thank you.