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Bokken arts (wooden sword) | Aikido Warrior Dojo
Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. The small moves I think was just good practice. Email Required, but never shown.
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. 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 to call. Wallace 2, 9 Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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.
Bokken arts (wooden sword)
Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example. Art of the Japanese Short Staff. Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata. There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube.
There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references. I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: 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”.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I included most of the ones I’ve been taught over the years. My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei. Post as akiido guest Name. For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck. The number of smaller moves katas was more than Sign up using Facebook. As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes.
There are a number of video resources available. I’ve also been impressed with Stanford Aikido’s discussion of the Jo Suburiwhich contains some very precise, akido advice and a wonderful sense of humor. Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master.
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