This video shows an old master practicing Iaido some time ago. There is no indication as to what year this might have been filmed in.
My point of showing this is that it is very close practically identical to what I was taught. There are differences in order and differences in how he is executing things. There are some things he does at certain points that reinforce what I was taught. He also moves in ways that I was told not to do. The draws are more in the line of the Eishin-ryu vertical, straight ahead draw, where as I was taught a horizontal roll out to the left for a more reliable, straight cutting draw.
The terms den and do may have been used interchangeably. At any rate what he is doing is close enough to call it the same.
3/9/2015 02:09:17 pm
If you're interested, the beginning of the video says it was filmed in Showa 39 or 1964.
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