Way of the Sword





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Published on Oct 8, 2009

MATCHA: Way of the Sword
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

The latest installment of the 2009 MATCHA series features demonstrations by master swordsman Seigen Esaka Sensei and his students. Hailing from the sword techniques of Japanese samurai, Iaido (ee-ay-doe) is a martial art from battle and warfare preserved for 450 years. The iaidoka (practitioner) wields a sword not to control the opponent but himself. His mind is peaceful, harmonious, and active, ready to react. MATCHA is honored to present a rare appearance of Esaka Sensei, one of Japan's finest iaidoka with a prestigious background of impressive achievements. He will give a talk on this martial art. Drop in on a movement workshop, watch a riveting demo, or cool down with an art activity, docent chat on Lords of the Samurai, or by the DJ booth.

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