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Instructor Info:Samuel Kanner
Office Extension x5729
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Robert Crown Center 21
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Robert Crown Center 21
Description: Iaido: Japanese Swordsmanship: This course will present the forms of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, a traditional style of drawing and sheathing the Japanese katana. Each form includes at least the four parts: 1.Nukitsuke, drawing; 2. Kiritsuke. killing cut; 3. Chiburi, cleansing the blade; and 4. Noto, returning the sword to the scabbard. Each kata represents the response by a swordsman to a particular scenario of opponents and their actions . These kata are solo in nature and will not involve paired exercises though we will also study the use of the bokken or wooden sword in 2-person situations. Equipment and uniforms will be provided for those registered. Instructor permission required. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.