The purpose of the "kata" is to demonstrate the relationship between swordwork and the eight variations of shihonage that Chiba Sensei regularly teaches. Grab a partner, in Ai Hanmi or Gyaku Hanmi and see if you can see how it works! Which of the 8 techniques above is Ai Hanmi, and which is Gyaku Hanmi is left as an exercise for the reader! Step forward with the rear foot and thrust chudan. Smoothly raise the hands over the top of your head, pivot on the balls of the feet to face degrees in the opposite direction, and lower the sword back to chudan kamae you'll have the opposite foot forward to the one you started with. Weapons Practice Jo suburi 31 kata no kumijo 31 kata no kumijo, alternate explanation An Aikido bokken kata 13 jo kata 13 jo kata, paired exercise Bokken work 6 part sword exercise.
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The number of smaller moves katas was more than 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 have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them. There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don't talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references. There are a number of video resources available. As was pointed out in the comments depending on your style and even instructor there may be small changes.
I included most of the ones I've been taught over the years. My instructors were generally influenced by Saito Sensei. 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".
I've also been impressed with Stanford Aikido's discussion of the Jo Suburi , which contains some very precise, practical advice and a wonderful sense of humor. 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.
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. He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.
He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master. Highly recommended reading. 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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All the kata will depend on which style you do. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. The small moves I think was just good practice. Ah, sorry. I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: yoshinkan, shodokan, aikikai, iwama, ki, etc Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example.
Sardathrion I am on aikikai. There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. Isn't it enough for you? Active Oldest Votes. Aristos 6 6 silver badges 13 13 bronze badges.
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