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Of course for video the Saito Aiki-Ken and Aiki-Jo aikidi are excellent – although one of these days I need to get around to asking why Saito-sensei breaks his wrists at the end of the stroke and why he drops the sword behind his back at the beginning of the stroke.
Aristos 4 Wallace 2, 9 Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Email Required, but never shown. He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local bojken.
When I did Aikido, several years ago, my teacher knew a lot of bokken and jo katas bkkken other three or four combinations moves small kata for bokken and jo that I don’t know how to call.
There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. David Moles 1 7.
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There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references. Art of the Japanese Short Staff. Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? Sign up using Email and Password.
I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: The small moves I think was just good practice. As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes.
Jack B Nimble aikidoo, 3 13 Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: I’ve also been impressed with Stanford Aikido’s discussion of the Jo Suburiwhich contains some very precise, practical advice and a wonderful sense of humor.
Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata. There are a number of video resources available.
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The number of smaller moves katas was more than My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
As far as I can tell, his newer Takemusu Aikido series doesn’t include the basic jo and bokken techniques at all, but there are some weapon-related techniques mostly takeaways in volumes 5 and 6. Sardathrion I am on aikikai. Lowry has also written many books on Japanese martial arts that explore philosophy, culture, and experience, all of which you can easily find on Amazon. Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.
For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck.