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Iaido Open Clinic

Eric Lavigne, 5th Dan Robert Zimmermann, 5th Dan Yelitza Cuevas, 4th Dan Iaido Instructors from Toronto Aikikai One free trial class!

Iaido Open Clinic
Iaido Open Clinic

Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Toronto Aikikai, 58 Ritchie Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2J9, Canada

About the Event & Schedule


  • Open to all-level Iaido practitioners
  • Body mechanics and principles based on Mitsunari Kanai Shihan teachings
  • Exercises to improve drawing, cutting, and sheathing 
  • Detailed study of Toyama Ryu
  • One free trial class dedicated to those who want to experience Iaido practice for the first time. The swords will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged.


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.          

Basic and advanced drills (E. Lavigne)

2:45 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.  

Toyama Ryu - First part (Y. Cuevas)

4:15   p.m. –  5:30  p.m.    

Toyama Ryu - Second part (R. Zimmermann)

4:15   p.m. –  5:30  p.m.

Trial class + Q&A (E. Lavigne)

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