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 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about upcoming seminar dates and if you have any questions about the Makoto Dojo and our practice of Muso Shiden Ryu Iaido. Ages 15 and up, no experience necessary.
Keishi Ryu Iaido
Seminar, SundaY, November 18, 2018
Beginners Seminar - 9am - 12 noon
(no experience necessary)
• Introduction to Iaido basics and then begin learning Keishi Ryu (the five standing kata)
Intermediate Seminar - 1pm - 5pm
(for students who have recently attended Keishi Ryu seminars with Sensei Fein)
• review Iaido basics and continue learning Keishi Ryu
Where: Longwood Run Park, inside the park building
6050 Longwood Run Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34243
(just off of University Parkway, about 3 miles west of I75
Cost: Seminar only, $27
Seminar plus equipment package $75
if you don’t already have a wooden bokken with saya and obi, you will need them for the seminar. You may purchase the equipment package (bokken, saya and obi) from Sensei Fein and he will bring them to the seminar.
No Shinken (sharp swords)
Fee must be received by November 7, 2018 at the latest, to hold your place and so that Sensei Fein can reserve the dojo space (a minimum of six participants is required to hold the seminar) Please reserve early
Payment through Paypal only to email@example.com
Please contact Sensei Fein at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
Ages 15 - 100
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)
2. An equipment package – 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.