This course will present the forms of Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, a traditional style of drawing and sheathing the Japanese katana. Each form includes at least the four parts: 1.Nukitsuke, drawing; 2.Kiritsuke. killing cut; 3. Chiburi, cleansing the blade; and 4. Noto, returning the sword to the scabbard. Each kata represents a swordsman's response to a particular scenario of opponents and their actions. These kata are solo in nature and will not involve paired exercises. Equipment and uniforms will be provided for those registered. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.