Kobudo is understood as weapons in Western culture, but translates as Ancient Warrior Way. The weapons taught in class currently are:
Chinese striaght sword
Shureiken (instructors only)
These weapons teach body movement and understanding for other arts. They also put the student in a position to bond with the weapon and make it an extention of themselves.
Iaido is the art of drawing and cutting with the sword. Iaido teaches a student an art of meditation and grace as well as an ancient form of weapons training. Unlike Kendo that deals with sport fencing, Iaido strives to end a conflict the minute the sword is drawn. This requires timing, control, and patience.