iaido

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EtymologyEdit

Japanese 居合道?

NounEdit

iaido (uncountable)

  1. A Japanese martial art associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
    • 2007 August 26, Mary Tannen, “Diet by the Sword”, New York Times:
      The traditional Japanese swordsmanship, iaido, on which Forza is based, is “linear, precise — one stab and it’s over,” she says.
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