Anyone – our dojo consists of a small group of students of various age, race, gender and profession. You do not have to be in excellent condition to study, but you will find that your fitness will improve significantly. Practice develops excellent posture, balance, timing, agility, flexibility, strength and muscle toning. This is achieved through utilising the whole body as we practice the techniques both with the physical control and speed where appropriate.
Even if the student has a major hindrance such as severe joint problems, Sensei always tries to accomodate and support a student’s needs so that they can benefit from the wide range of techniques. After considering this, please do not think that iai is too delicate for you and is reserved for those who cannot study the other martial arts – when you see iai practiced at the higher levels, we’re sure you will see it for what it is – a very dynamic, precise and exciting martial art.