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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.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you ailido that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or kat only one or two references. My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei.

Sign up using Email and Password. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that ai,ido have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata. Post as a guest Name. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido.

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Sign up using Facebook. David Moles 1 7. There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. As was pointed out in the comments katq on your style and even instructor there may be small changes. Isn’t it enough for you? Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: Sardathrion I am on aikikai. Wallace 2, 9 He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master.


He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there. The number of smaller moves katas was more than Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The small moves I think was just good practice.

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. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Art of bokkn Japanese Short Staff. Bokken and Jo Qikido book Ask Bokkeen.

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.


All the kata will depend on which style you do. I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: I included most of the ones I’ve been taught over the years.

Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example. Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: Aristos 4 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”.

Bokken arts (wooden sword)

There are a number of video resources available. Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 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. Email Required, but never shown. When I did Aikido, several years ago, my teacher knew a lot of bokken and jo katas and other three or four combinations moves small kata for bokken and jo that I don’t know how aukido call.

Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements?

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