Please take off your shoes and come into the dojo for a visit.
The Agassiz Dojo, serves the Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota area. We are a traditional Japanese sword martial art school teaching the approved Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei seitei (standard) iaido kata as well as the traditional koryu Musoshindenryu style of iaido. Additionally, we practice seitei jodo, which is based on Shindo Muso-ryu jōdo.
The dojo section provides information on how to visit the dojo, class times and fees, and information about the Sensei.
News about class, our dojo, upcoming and past events can be found on our Facebook page.
Though we use Facebook mostly now, there are a few articles in our Blog that may still be of interest.
Apart from the benefits of regular exercise and stretching, learning iaido gives us a small insight into the culture and tradition of Japan. Rich in history, etiquette, and discipline, iaido not only teaches us some of the techniques found in Japanese swordsmanship, but also the more spiritual aspects of Japanese Bushido. Iaido takes a lot of patience and repetition to start to understand the meanings within the kata, and also control and awareness that comes from practicing with a Japanese katana.
Because of the breathing, muscle toning, and these more spiritual aspects of iaido, some people liken it to, "yoga with swords."
Have a nice visit, and thanks for stopping by!