Seminars & Classes
Iaido is beneficial to both men and women by enhancing concentration and awareness. Iaido's non-strenuous exercises build strength, flexibility and promote a sense of well being.
It is a non-combative art with no body contact. The challenge is to master the art of Iaido, not to compete with other students. The student starts by using a wooden practice sword (bokken) to learn Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido.
Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido Seminars
At this time, I am teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced seminars and private classes only – focusing on the styles of Shindo Munen Ryu and Keshi Ryu that are not often taught in Iaido and Aikido dojos. It is a pleasure for me to introduce students to new styles.
Please email Sensei Fein on the contact page to ask about upcoming seminar dates or private lessons and if you have any questions about Makoto Dojo and our practice of Muso Shiden Ryu Iaido. Ages 15 - 100 no experience necessary.
Equipment for Seminars or Classes
To start, you will need
1. Loose fitting, comfortable clothing (no shorts) and thick socks or tabi socks, as this will enable you to perform the Iaido kata movements more easily. Hakama, and Keikogi aren't necessary for beginning students, but If you already own an iaito (practice sword) Keikogi, Hakama, and traditional Iaido obi (aprox 3.5 x 149 inches) or karate uniform, I recommend that you bring them to the seminar. No Shinken (sharp swords)
41 inch bokken (wood practice sword), saya (wooden scabbard) and a traditional Iaido obi, will be needed for use during a seminar or class. Please contact Sensei Fein if you want more information about purchasing equipment.