Martial arts appreciation "iaido - approximately translates into English as "the way of mental presence and immediate reaction." It was coined in the replacing the earlier and more literal name battōjutsu (抜刀術 "art of drawing the sword").
Japan has dozens of martial arts including Judo, Karate, Kendo, Kyudo and Aikido. (the sword in this photo is obviously fake. We can't own Katana without a certain license in Japan) I love everything about this photo
Aikido Bokken: The bokken is basically wooden katana sword. it's used in practice "supposedly" to prevent injury to the user or damage to a real sword. Believe me when I say that getting hit by one F***ING HURTS!