FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 19 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
SenseiGregT, sagat, JFawkes, pluckysaga39, sgtdemeo
22911 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 5
AndyLA 5
Ed_Morris 4
futsaowingchun 3
ergees 3
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
New Topics
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
Yesterday at 03:51 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by Dobbersky
07/10/14 07:14 AM
Recent Posts
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
Yesterday at 03:51 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Zombie Zero
08/29/14 10:50 PM
mindfullness meditation
by log1call
08/28/14 02:39 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ed_Morris
08/26/14 09:58 PM
The Karate punch
by Ed_Morris
08/26/14 09:27 PM
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
attacked from behind
by AndyLA
08/16/14 04:59 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Forum Stats
22911 Members
36 Forums
35573 Topics
432484 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#436214 - 04/14/14 01:47 PM Iaido movements speed
TooNice Offline
Stranger

Registered: 04/05/14
Posts: 1
Hello everyone.

I am about to join my universities' Iaido club (I live in Japan). Having seen demonstrations several times and tried it once before, I know what to expect, and have no doubt that I will appreciate the experience. Still, there is one thing that I have been wondering about Iaido: why are the transitions between movements relatively slow. The swings/thrusts are done at full speed, but in videos I have seen of high level practitioners, transitions are still done in clearly visible steps.

Now I know that Iaido is no spectator sport and need to be flashy. And I appreciate the precision that goes with every move. But I can't help but wonder if there aren't other practical reason, that I am missing. Perhaps the movements are so deceptively difficult that it takes a lot of effort to get the form correctly even at any level? Or perhaps experts do practice at a higher speed and demonstrations are purposely slowed down? Or perhaps it depends on the style?

Or is it a simple case of that is just how the art is.

Thanks smile

Top
#436229 - 04/30/14 10:27 AM Re: Iaido movements speed [Re: TooNice]
mike2323 Offline
Mike
Stranger

Registered: 04/01/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Watertown,Ma.,USA
I may be way off but it's my belief that Iai is more meditative than physical. It's not about killing you opponent or being quick on the draw.

Top
#436257 - 06/26/14 06:12 PM Re: Iaido movements speed [Re: TooNice]
log1call Offline
Stranger

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 3
Hi.
I'd imagine it's because the prime objective is grace, and whilst it's easy to swing a sword smoothly at speed, it's far harder to move it gracefully and slowly. The draw and actual cuts they make aren't at full speed by any means, and the transitions are proportionally slowed.

Apart from the satisfaction of being able to do it slowly and smoothly, and with grace and balance, it must make the judging a lot easier.

Top


Moderator:  Charles Mahan, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Self Defense
Offering stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and other self defense products not available in stores.

Pepper Spray
Online distributor of self defense supplies like videos, stun guns, Tasers and more.

Spy Cameras
Surveillance, Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cams, Digital Recorders, Spy Equipment, Pocket DVR's and more

Stun Gun
Wholesale Directlhy to the Public! Stun gun and Taser Guns and personal protection products. Keep your loved ones at home safe!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga