Japanese Sword – Iaido

At the Martial Arts Training Academy , there are 2 styles of Iaido that are practiced. One is the draws and cuts that were incorporated from those used in the Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo system under Master Seikichi Odo. These have 7 draws from a kneeling position and 3 standing and moving. They are based  on the Seitei Iaido system and were taught to Sensei Ecker by Sensei Richard Gonzalez. Sensei Ecker continues to practice these under the guidance of Sensei Gonzalez. The other system is the Morinaga-Ha Toyrama Ryu system. Sensei Ecker has learned and studies these draws under Sensei Roy Hobbs , Kokusai Kyokucho ( International Director ) and Vice chairman of the Dai Nippon Toyama Ryu Iaido Kyokai. Sensei Hobbs is also the President of the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei Inc, with schools around the world.

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Martial Arts Training Academy offers a wide range of classes for all ages and skill levels.

Okinawa Kenpo Karate

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Okinawa Kenpo Kobudo

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Japanese Sword – Iaido

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German Sword Arts

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