Prewar Aikido: Jukenjutsu, bayonet techniques

The weapon being used in the above photo is the juken, sometimes called a mokuju, which means a mock or replica rifle with bayonet. Morihei would teach many techniques using this weapon in his courses at the various military institutions where he taught martial arts and tactics in the prewar period.

Click here to watch Morihei Ueshiba’s demonstrate against a mock bayonet attack

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