Classification of sword schools
Japanese swordsmanship is divided into two categories
Kenjutsu is the fencing or fighting with the drawn sword. Iaijutsu is the way or method of drawing the sword from the saya (scabbard) and making an efficient cut in one and the same movement. In the 20th century Iaijutsu developed into the Budo discipline Iaido. While in Iaijutsu the most important aspect is the martial and efficient component, in Iaido the spiritual and moral development of man is in the foreground. The martial component is only in second place in Iaido.