Iaido Kata – Ganmen Ate

Iaido Kata – Ganmen Ate (Iaido Kata 8)

This page provides details for the Iaido kata – Ganmen Ate (or Hachihon-Me Ganmen Ate). This is also known as Iaido kata 8. Ganmen Ate is a standing Iaido kata (versus one of the initial four sitting katas in Iaido).

Iaido is a Japanese martial arts focused on the drawing of a sword (bokken, iaito or shinken) from its scabbard. This martial arts relies heavily on katas (forms) and does not utilize sparring.

For information on other Iaido kata, please visit the main Iaido Katas section. If you are searching for other katas (i.e. Kendo), please visit the main Katas section.

Instructional Video for Iaido Kata – Ganmen Ate