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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.
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.
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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.
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”.
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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?