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Peter West Sensei Iaido Seminar
Sunday 18th of February 2024

Learn from the best: Join us for an exclusive seminar with one of Europes's leading exponents of Iaido...Peter West, Nanadan, Kyoshi. This is Sensei's first time coming to Ireland, a history making event and not to be missed!

This seminar, hosted by Dublin Kendo Kobukai (and The Irish Kendo Federation) is suitable for both complete beginners and advanced students of Iaido, featuring the highest level of detailed training and practical application from one of the finest Iaidoka outside of Japan. Not to mention, he is the teacher of both our own Batman O'Brein and John Kennedy, so this is an extra special occasion for us.

Train hard, level up your skills and join us on Sunday 18th of February at the Marino Institute of Education for one of the best Iaido trainings of the year.

Iaido is the art of Japanese Swordsmanship. How to draw, cut and sheathe the Japanese Sword. It is also a highly detailed and involved study of military strategic thought and samurai philosophy in motion.

During this Seminar You Will Learn...

The Essential Skills to Level Up Your Iaido


The 4 Fundamentals Movements of Japanese Swordsmanship
How to use the sword to parry, deflect, and block.
A vareity of cuts, thrusts and strikes with the sword
Detailed kata, teaching you how to comprehensively used a Japanese sword at close, medium and long range distances and against up to 4 opponents.

New and Exciting Training Methods


West Sensei is a technical wizard with a unqiue ability to explain deeply complicated body mechanics in an understanable way.

Learn the Secrets of Tenouchi
Learn Hasuji (blade alignment) through various drills.
Develop and uncanny understanding of body mechancis and how to shift and drive through the hips.

Become a Part of Irish Iaido History


This is the first Iaido Seminar in Ireland with a West Sensei, and his first time in Ireland. Let's give him a great welcome!

West Sensei had been incredibly supportive of Irish Iaido. He is both Batman and John's teacher and has supported them in all their gradings, international competitions and we are deeply honoured to finally have our teacher join us in our home dojo here in Ireland.

When & Where

When

Sunday 18th of February.

Sunday 18th: 10:00 to 16:00
*Please arrive by 9.30am at the latest to change, warm up etc.

Where

Training will take place in

Rice Nagle Hall, 

Marino Institute of Education, 

Griffith Ave, Grace Park, 

Dublin, 

D09 R232

Fees

This seminar is just €20 per person. Payment details are inlcuded in the registration form. 🙂

Registration

Please fill out the registration form - HERE


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