Iaijutsu is a combative quick-draw sword technique. This art of drawing the Japanese sword, katana, is one of the Japanese koryu martial art disciplines in the education of the classical warrior (bushi).
It is a combative sword-drawing art but not necessarily an aggressive art because Iaijutsu is also a counterattack-oriented art. Iaijutsu technique may be used aggressively to wage a premeditated surprise attack against an unsuspecting enemy. The formulation of Iaijutsu as a component system of classical bujutsu was made less for the dynamic situations of the battlefield than for the relatively static applications of the warrior’s daily life off the field of battle.
William Perkins has studied this martial art for many years under a number of masters. He is also an Aikido practitioner. He has exhibited his skills at the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival for many years.