Battōjutsu(抜刀術,battō-jutsu?, art of sword drawing) is a Japanese term meaning for combative, quick-draw sword art, a form of iaijutsu. Battōjutsu is often used interchangeably with the terms iaijutsu and battō.
Generally, battōjutsu is practiced as a part of a classical ryu and is closely integrated with the practice of the tradition of kenjutsu and is practice with the live-blade, katana, often as simply the sole, kata. The training is for combative effectiveness, through factors as distancing, timing and targeting. The battōjutsu is not for fun, they are not "spiritual" as in the modern budo like iaido.