Morihiro Saito: Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo Course – 31 Jo Kata

“An Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo Online Course in 20 modules”

Today we continue our look at the Aiki Ken and Jo Course by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. Saito Sensei will demonstrate the 31-jo kata for you. This was a form taught by O-Sensei in Iwama after the war. The 31 kata includes a wide variety of jo movements designed to illustrate numerous attack and defensive forms.

Everyone who learns the Iwama Aikido curriculum studies the 31-jo kata and the kumijo exercises that go with it. These are paired practices that show the applications of the kata movements with a partner. We’ll look at these kumijo in our next video.


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