Iaido in Finland

Iaido has been practised in Finland since the beginning of 1970’s. Iaido is an indepented martial art and doesn’t require any knowldge or experience of other martials arts. Finnish Iaido Federation was founded in 1986 to promote iaido in Finland.

Iaido was brought to Finland by Toshikazu Ichimura -sensei, a former aikido master in Skandinavia. Besided aikido he also has a high rank in iaido and sometimes he included iaido practice in his aikido seminars. Ichimura-sensei taught following iaido schools among others:
  • Omori Ryû
  • Oku-iai
  • Keishi Ryû and
  • Seiteigata