At All time, in all circumstances, be prepared (meaning of Iai)
I… (pronounced “ee”): at any given time and place, the mind and body are under conscious control
AI … (pronounced “eye”): the ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of life
Do … (pronounced “doh”): is a michi or way, as in a way of life
IAIDO encompasses the study of Japanese swordsmanship. Specifically, the use of the two handed sword, known as the Katana. Beyond the physical mechanics of manipulating the sword, Iaido introduces the practitioner to the metaphysical concepts of philosophy and self-knowledge. It is in this area that Iaido contributes to humanity.
Canada Roshukai and its subsidiary dojo’s are dedicated to the study of Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iai, as taught by Oe Masamichi the 17th Headmaster of the school. The students of Canada Roshukai dedicate themselves to the teachings of Iwata Norikazu Sensei, 19th Generation Hanshi and the holder of the Menkyo Kaiden in both Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu and the Tanimura-Ha of that school.
MeiShinKan dojo is a subsidiary dojo of Canada Roshukai
Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
- Seito – Original Way
- Muso – Without Equal
- Jikiden – direct transmission from teacher to student
- Eishin – Name of the Swordsman that influenced the schools style
- Ryu – School