Araki Mujinsai-ryu Iaido, a koryu (old school) form of Japanese swordsmanship, is a traditional martial art of the samurai. It was founded in the late 16th century and emphasizes traditional forms and cutting techniques.
Unlike Kendo, Iai involves little actual "fencing". The concept of Iai is to draw, defend if neccessary, and disable or kill. It can rightfully be called the "FAST DRAW" of the sword arts since the purpose is to outdraw your opponent and deliver the first effective and possibly fatal stroke.