[QUOTE]Originally posted by katanas rock: my parrents are broke as hell and after getting the "iaito" i will be broke as hell.with me getting an alowance of only ten dollars a month there is no way in hell that i will be able to afford classes[/QUOTE]
If my 10 year old spoke like you she would sit in seiza for a week straight. That shows a lack of discipline and you need alot of that for Iaido
i would advise the exact same as the others, and thats to WAIT. if you are inexperienced with a sword it would be easy for you to make a mistake and hurt your younger siblings (which i presume you dont WANT to.. lol). and a bokken is a good weapon as well as a great training tool. musashi himself ended up shunning swords all togeather and only used wooden swords, sometimes even making the said bokken from a tree branch or a boat oar carved quickly. WAITING is the best advice that can be given.