"Nice draw style."
"You as well. Just as I expected."
― Guts and Serpico (Berserk)
"Swords are made to return to their scabbards."
― Uesugi Kenshin, Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes

The ability to have an innate knowledge of iaido. Variation of Martial Arts Intuition and Sport Intuition.

Also Called


The user has an innate knowledge of iaido, a type of swordsmanship that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword with precision and responding to a sudden attack.


  • Countering Intuition - Iaido is a combative sword-drawing art but not necessarily an aggressive art because iaido is also a counterattack-oriented art.
  • Delayed Effect
  • Enhanced Dexterity - Iaido mainly consists of smooth, controlled dexterity movements in fast-drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
  • Enhanced Precision - Iaido emphasizes developing precision in its swordsmanship. Iaido masters can perform sword strikes that are more focused and effective than ordinary swordsmanship perform with a drawn sword.
  • Enhanced Quick-Draw - Iaido swordsmanship emphasized quick drawing the sword smoothly with speed and precision.
  • Enhanced Response - Iaido requires an enhanced response time.
  • Enhanced Swordsmanship - Iaido is an effective form of swordsmanship when fully mastered as the linear motion and force applied to drawing the sword from the scabbard results in slashes that are faster and stronger than ones executed with the sword already drawn.
  • One Hit Kill
  • Hyper Awareness - Iaido masters have increased awareness of one's surroundings which are honed through practice of iaido techniques.
  • Maximum Concentration Capacity - Practising Iaido improves the practitioner’s concentration.


Known Users

  • Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Griffith (Berserk)
  • Serpico (Berserk)
  • Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Bleach)
  • Isshin Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck (Bleach)
  • Tsukuyo Inaba (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry series)
  • Yajirobe (Dragon Ball series)
  • Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail)
  • Ikaruga (Fairy Tail)
  • King Bradley/Wraith (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Lupin the Third)
  • Agatsuma Zenitsu (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Jigoro Kuwajima (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Kaigaku (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Kyou Kai (Kingdom)
  • Various members of the Yamada Clan (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Mifune (Naruto)
  • Various Samurai (No Need For Bushido)
    • Tadashi Koto
    • Genchu Daisuke-Wataro
    • Ryoku
    • Yorikiro Wataro
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Shiryu (One Piece
  • Kaido (One Piece)
  • Iaian (One Punch Man)
  • Yusuke Kitagawa (Persona 5)
  • Princess Mira (Samurai Jack)
  • Kenshin Himura (Samurai X/Ruroni Kenshin)
  • Match (Toriko)
  • Jin Mu-Won (Legend of the Northern Blade)
  • Various Characters (Usagi Yojimbo)
    • Miyamato Usagi



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