About Iaido

The Pacific Northwest Kendo Federation (PNKF) is the official AUSKF organization for Iaido in the Northwest United States. The PNKF’s goal is to promote the practice and study of the martial art of Japanese swordsmanship known as Iaido.

Iaido is taught at several as well as Kendo at some of the clubs and there are some Iaido only clubs. The study of Iaido is done in the classical manner of learning kata sets and consists of the All Japan Kendo Federation set of 12 forms and then advancing to Koryu forms. Koryu forms are from a specific school linage created during the Samurai period in Japan.