The jo, a short staff, is also a weapon central to the study of aikido. A practical weapon, it is easy to obtain, it can be used as a walking stick and in application it contains the characteristics of sword, spear and staff.
This introductory course covers:
- Basic Staff thrusts and strikes
- Staff spinning and grip changes
- 4 solo attack and defense sequences
- Basic aikido techniques countering staff thrusts
The course is downloaded in 3 increments, each increment followed by an evaluation.