A typical training session lasts two (2) hours. During this time you will engage in various Kata with different partners. A newer student takes the Jo-side of kata, while the more experienced student uses the sword. You will rotate among several partners during that training session. The partner-training nature of Jodo is different than other martial arts like Iaido (swordsmanship) or even Karate-do, where Kata is mostly performed solo. The partner-driven training provides rapid and honest feedback.