We officially began class on July 3rd. Due to the holiday, there were only a few members, but we got a good start on the basics.
We practiced sitting in seiza, the opening and closing rei, and then lots of basic technique.
We started with bokuto doing suburi exercises commonly found in the first and second katas of the seitei iaido series. Once everybody had a good start on basic stance, and cutting, we began with the very basic movements in "ipponme, mae" kata.
By the end of the evening, along with sore arms and legs, I think everyone had a very basic, but good start on understanding some of the movements of the first kata.
It was a good practice and thanks to all of those who came for the first night!