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Welcome at the homepage of Takeda Ryu Iaido dojo in Olomouc!

Our club follows traditional school of Takeda-Ryu Maroto-Ha which has branches in 12 countries worldwide.

is a Japanese martial art associated with the smooth, controlled movements of fast drawing the sword, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.

While new students of iaido may start learning with a wooden sword (bokken), many of those who study Iaido longer use a blunt edged sword (iaitō).


Regular sessions:

We offer regular lectures led in Czech and English language, so if you are interested in an art of Iaido or just want to try it, you are very welcome to join us.


You can find us every Tuesday at 17:30 or/and Thursday at 18:00

(except holidays and feasts)

in the gym of

Střední průmyslová škola strojnická  (near to Šmeralovy koleje)
tř. 17.listopadu 49
772 11 
in Olomouc

(klick for bigger picture)


Feel free to come n join us!

At the beggining you will need just comfortable sport dress and good mood.
We will lend you wooden sword and the rest will come later on.



Instructor:  Filip Manek, Ph.D. - 3.dan Iaido, 1. dan Aiki ju jutsu





Significant elements of IAIDO Takeda Ryu school:



·         Kihon Waza - basic techniques (drawing the sword, cut with one or two hands , situation controling, blood removal, sword insertion back to the sheath)

·         Kata - coded cutting exercises, performed without partner

·         Kirikomi Tai Sabaki no Kata - practical applications with partner, so rarely met in other schools


·         Henka waza - free aplications and variations of learnt technigues performed solo or in couples.


·         Batto Shiai - free practice between two opponents, without touching the swords


·         Tameshigiri - real sword test cutting ( with shinken ) - after 3rd Dan Iaido


·         Kenjutsu - contact practise of techniques and practise of free fight








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