Kunikazu Yahagi Iaido Seminar


Join us for a seminar with Mr. Kunikazu Yahagi. Mr. Yahagi is a sword specialist and the Headmaster of Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu, a school of kobudo (ancient martial arts) specializing in iaijutsu (quick-draw sword art) and tai kumitachi (partner bokken training). Mr. Yahagi started training in Kendo at the age of 10 and also trained in Judo, attaining a 2nd Dan through the Kodokan. Mr. Yahagi continued his training of Kendo and currently is a Kyoshi 7th Dan through the All Japan Kendo Association. We have trained with Yahagi Sensei in Japan on multiple occasions and this will be his third trip to Oregon. If you are interested in authentic Japanese sword work straight from the source, don’t miss this seminar.


IAIDO KATA - Iaido Kata are choreographed patterns of movements. Each one is designed to play out a different combat scenario. Kata are used in many traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony, but are most commonly known for the presence in the martial arts. In Iaido the basic concept is to visualize your imaginary opponents and defeat them.Kumitachi are paired practice that allow us to practice the actual sword techniques hidden in the kata. Typically these forms are performed using wooden swords.

KUMITACHI (PARTNER DRILLS) - Kumitachi allow to deepen and enrich the knowledge of concepts hard to understand while only working with solo: Distance, Timing, Footwork



  • 9:00 -12:00 - Session 1
  • 12:00 - 2:00 - Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00 - Session 2


  • 9:00 - 12:00 - Session 3
  • 12:00 - 2:00 - Lunch
  • 2:00 - 4:00 - Lunch
  • 4:30 - 5:00 - Testing (for eligible candidates)

Yahagi Sensei will be providing 12 hours of direct instruction and this will be a technical seminar. No prior experience with sword arts required. The number of participants is limited to 30 in order to ensure that each student has the opportunity to receive personalized instruction.

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