To grow to be an expert swordsman, one should pay close attention to detail, be highly self-critical, and practice diligently each day under the guidance of a good teacher. Unfortunately, contact time with a worthy mentor is limited for most. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship fills this obvious gap in the training of the modern swordsman by providing bokuto (wooden sword) drills to supplement the formal class activity of forms practice. Both single and two-person drills are presented, some common to iaido and kenjutsu, others extracted from iaido forms by the writer and used to teach his own students the correct ways of drawing, parrying, and cutting. Each and every drill is illustrated with step by step drawings to lend a hand students hone their techniques; together they provide a comprehensive system of general skills development for any individual interested in the usage of the Japanese sword.