Kenjutsu is an umbrella term for all Japanese combative swordsmanship, in contrast with the modern sport of Kendo. Swordsmanship practiced in American Yoshinkan features both dueling and Iaijutsu (art of quick response). The history and validity of Aiki is found in the blade, and so we look to express the principles of Aiki in our blade work for both sword and knife.
Due to Hasaka sensei's vast travels, the kenjutsu taught in American Yoshinkan has numerous influences and is not representative of a single system. As such, we make no claims of teaching koryu kenjutsu.
All students begin learning the Seitei gata established by the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei before studying the unique Iaijutsu kata taught in American Yoshinkan.