“Aiki weapons practice strengthens the entire body, enhances hip
stability, and an understanding of maai.”
Aiki Jo video covering all of the basics of the Jo curriculum as practiced in Iwama, Japan. These jo forms were compiled and refined by Saito Sensei based on his weapons training directly under Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. These videos were shot specifically for the serious practitioner interested in learning the Aiki Ken and Jo and include detailed explanations and different angle shots to facilitate understanding of important details.
The second of two videos by Morihiro Saito covering all of the basics of the Aiki Jo curriculum as practiced in Iwama, Japan. Given its flexibility, and Morihiro Saito formulated many different exercises and forms for practice based on the movements he was taught directly by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. The jo, being a bladeless weapon, can be used with either end as a striking and parrying instrument. It is normally somewhat over 50 inches in length and thus has a greater reach than a sword. Strikes can be executed with one or two hands leading to many possible combinations of applications. It is a more adaptable weapon against multiple opponents than the sword.
The Aiki Jo DVD includes: 31 jo kata, 20 jo suburi, 31 jo kumijo, 10 kumijo, and 13 jo awase. Complete English overdub of Japanese explanations.
This Aiki Jo DVD also features two bonus films. The first film is rare footage taken c. 1964 outdoors in Iwama. Saito Sensei is shown performing taijutsu basics, and ken and jo kata. Saito Sensei is a young 36 years old and this film represents some of the earliest surviving footage of this master.
The second film clip is Saito Sensei's jo demonstration at the 1981 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration. Saito Sensei appears in front of an audience of thousands and shows the 31 jo kata with awase movements and the kumijo.
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