Like all martial arts, we have standardised clothing that is used for iai. The ZNKR requirements are subdued colours for shiai, shinza and seminars – the most popular colours are black, white and dark blue. The clothing consists of:
There are three different swords that are used in iai practice:
Please do not buy a sword for iai practice until you have checked the suitability of such a weapon. There are a lot of swords not suitable for use due to build quality, weight etc.