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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. Sign up using Email and Password. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube.

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. I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: Of course for video the Saito Aiki-Ken and Aiki-Jo disks 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.

Art of the Japanese Short Staff. I’m very pleased with Autrelle Holland’s Aiki-jo manual, which contains the Suburi and Kihon I believe those are what you refer to as “small kata”.


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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. Isn’t it enough for you? All the kata will depend on which style you do. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them.

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Wallace 2, 9 The number of smaller moves katas was more than When I did Aikido, several years ago, my teacher knew a lot of bokken and bpkken katas and other three or four combinations moves small kata for bokken and jo that I don’t know how to call.

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David Moles 1 7. I included most of the ones I’ve been taught over the years. Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck. Sign up using Facebook. Email Required, but never shown. He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.


Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata.

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He began studying sword work alkido the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master. My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei. There are a number of video resources available. As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes. Post as a guest Name.

Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example. Bokken and Jo Kata book Ask Question. Aristos 4 Sardathrion I am on aikikai. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido.