10 Kumijo… Morihiro Saito’s “Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo” Online Course in 20 modules!

In addition to the paired jo forms that accompany the 31-jo kata, Morihiro Saito Sensei assembled 10 kumijo for partner practice and demonstrations. These kumijo were based on partial movements he learned from O-Sensei in Iwama. Here are some examples.

The kumijo — as all weapon forms — require great caution during practice. The maai or combative distance changes rapidly when 2 partners use a ken and jo which extend their reach. Saito Sensei always emphasized safety in training both when practicing taijutsu or weapons.

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