Canadian Iaido Association
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The Canadian Iaido Association is an association for the promotion and teaching of the ancient martial art of Iaido. Iaido is the traditional Japanese martial art of drawing and cutting with the samurai sword. The purpose of Iaido is to develop awareness, centeredness, sincerity, a calm mind, and mental and physical harmony through the practice of traditional sword techniques. It is the Japanese martial art that is most closely associated with the samurai class and Japanese nobility.