“An Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo Online Course in 20 modules”
The 31-count jo kata left by O-Sensei in Iwama is the basis for aikido’s jo curriculum. The kata gave birth to the jo suburi and the kumijo that that expand upon it. For today’s video, we have selected several kumijo combinations to show you how they are applied to the kata. Saito Sensei devised many possible variations for these kumijo.
Over the years, Saito Sensei constructed an elaborate series of jo exercises and forms based on the movements and kata he learned from O-Sensei. For several decades, he taught this jo and ken curriculum to thousands of students in Iwama and during the course of his world travels.