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I’ve also been impressed with Stanford Aikido’s discussion of the Jo Suburiwhich contains bokekn very precise, practical advice and a wonderful sense of humor. Bokken and Jo Kata book Ask Question.
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.
I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them. Isn’t it enough for you?
Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 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. Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 bokksn example.
Aristos 4 There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references.
As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes. Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: Sardathrion I am on aikikai.
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My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei. He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.
There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. Sign up using Email and Password. Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata.
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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”.
Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
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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. All the kata will depend kaha which style you do. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Wallace 2, 9 David Moles 1 7.
There are a number of video resources available.