This is the first Kata that a student learns using a Bokken/wooden sword. A bokken (木剣, bok(u), “wood”, and ken, “sword”) (or commonly as bokutō 木刀 in.

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For questions and comments about this website: 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.

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. You can pick up bad habits that will be hard to erase and your ceiling will get long scratches. The only advice I can give you is to ask your sensei.

Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: Bokken Kata The only advice I can give you is to ask your sensei. Sardathrion I am on aikikai. By the way, there could be some mistakes in the translation because i translated it from dutch to english.

Bokken arts (wooden sword)

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Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and ksta but with no luck.

Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 kaata example. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie karaand that your continued use of the website is bpkken to these policies. Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements?

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. Springboro, OH Join Date: The Way of Harmony book. M G Join Date: 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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If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. You’ll have to find one that is specific to your particular aikido group. That it works, don’t make it good.

Chiba sensei has had a huge influence on Briitish Aikido and many people practice his bokken kata. Isn’t it enough for you?

All the kata will depend on which style you do. Aristos 4 There are some videoclips of katas and suburis in the web but I think is better to talk to your sensei.


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Niho zenshin zengo kiri rensu kude. Please visit our sponsor: Find More Posts by Charles Hill. Blkken More Posts by dan guthrie. Amy Mann Join Date: He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master. Art of the Japanese Short Staff.

There are a number of video resources available. Z should be S for South, but the rest should be ok for now. 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 katq the stroke.

Further advices regarding Bokken, anyone? Hello, this is one of the kata’s i like to train at home, i’ve tried to explain it step by step the best i can, but if you have any questions i’ll be glad to anwser them. Does anyone know any good ktaa for bokken kata so that I can have something to learn and practice with at home?