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aikido – Bokken and Jo Kata book – Martial Arts Stack Exchange
All the kata will depend on which style you do. There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references. He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.
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. He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but aikkdo more, let alone a complete guide about them.
When I did Aikido, several years ago, my teacher akta a lot of bokken and jo katas and other three or four combinations kqta small kata for bokken and jo that I don’t know how to call.
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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 These go through basics as well as single and partner kata.
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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 Email and Password. Aristos 4 Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? Isn’t it enough for you?
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As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes. Wallace 2, 9 Bokken and Jo Kata book Ask Question.
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”. 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.
Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 Post as a guest Name. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. The small moves I think was just good practice. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.