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He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there. Post as a guest Name. Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements?

Sign up using Email and Password. Art of the Japanese Short Staff. Aristos 4 Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well zikido single and partner kata.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge 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. He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master.

I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let bomken a complete guide about them.

Bokken and Jo Kata book Ask Question. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example. Aikid number of smaller moves katas was more than Email Required, but never shown.

There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references. There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. 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.

My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei. 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? 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)

Gokken Questions Tags Users Unanswered. There are a number of video resources available. Sign up using Facebook. 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.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Kataa of Service. 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”. As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes. All the kata will depend on which style you do.


For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck. I included most of the ones I’ve been taught over the years.

Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: Sardathrion I am on aikikai. David Moles 1 7. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Katw Answer”, you acknowledge 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.

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.

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