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#435417 - 08/07/12 04:18 PM batto ho and iai
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can someone help explain the key differences between batto ho and iai, i have a little experience with iaido. any help is much appreciated

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#435419 - 08/08/12 10:45 PM Re: batto ho and iai [Re: blademonkey]
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#435420 - 08/09/12 08:36 AM Re: batto ho and iai [Re: iaibear]
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Over the years at various Iaido seminars I have been exposed to examples of ZNKR (a Kendo offshoot) and non-ZNKR versions of Muso Shinden, Muso Jikiden and even the admixture of Aikido. In each the details of footwork, body position and kata differ.

I have watched several examples on YouTube, but could have missed some important ones. From the various videos the main difference I did notice between Batto Ho and Iaido (Omori ryu) was that Batto Ho was performed standing (tachi no bu).

My lineage stems from Mitsuzuka Sensei

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