Iadio (samurai sword) is a Japanese martial art which trains you, in both body and mind, how to properly use a Katana for self-defense. Since the early days of feudal Japan, samurai warriors have placed an emphasis on maintaining a high state of awareness at all times. If a samurai warrior let his guard down, he would be more vulnerable to attack. By encouraging and practicing iaido, samurai warriors improved their state of awareness while improving their ability to defend and counter against attacks. In traditional Japanese martial arts, iadio is the practice of being fully aware of your surroundings while also being able to quickly draw your sword in response to an impending attack. Iadio practice enables the student to develop concentration, focus, timing and speed while building tremendous connection between the mind and body