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HKAScottR
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:50 am    Post subject: Kata with JO Reply with quote

I am embarking on a bit of research project ad looking for input. I would like to learn about kata featuring the JO. The very inital info I have found is mostly geared toward kendo training, which is cool, but not what I am after.

Anyone out there have a JO kata or training specific toward the JO that they would be willing to share?

Thank you in advance!
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Shindokan, we train and teach a wide variety of Kobudo, and Jo is one of them. We don't teach Jo until 4th Kyu because students most have a better control of the Bo, which is first taught at 6th Kyu.

Jo is also the introduction at 2nd Kyu for the Rattan Sticks, which are about 28 inches long, whereas the Jo is about 4 feet long.

We've several Kata's for the Jo and the Rattan Sticks, aka, Escrima Sticks.

I'm sure the YouTube has many Jo training and kata for the Jo; might find what you're looking for.

Here are two good books on the Jo, and they also contains a few Jo Kata and drills...

Jo: The Japanese Short Staff by Don Zier and Tom Lang

AND...

Essential Jo: Comprehensive techniques and 2-person drills for the Japanese 4-foot staff by Dan Djurdjevic

Hope you find what you're looking for.



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HKAScottR
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Sensei8, you continue to be a wealth of knowledge!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HKAScottR wrote:
Thank you Sensei8, you continue to be a wealth of knowledge!

You're welcome, HKAScottR, and thank you. I do hope you find what you're searching for soon.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Kata with JO Reply with quote

HKAScottR wrote:
I am embarking on a bit of research project ad looking for input. I would like to learn about kata featuring the JO. The very inital info I have found is mostly geared toward kendo training, which is cool, but not what I am after.

Anyone out there have a JO kata or training specific toward the JO that they would be willing to share?

Thank you in advance!


Yes I have one to share but not sure how as I am low tech (dont even own a' smart phone ' and there is no film of it .

I call it jo 20 and I developed it for my club . It is mostly done against the bokken , or other similar weapon ( another jo or shafted weapon ) .

The first half are single 'finish it ' moves . The second section is aback and forth dynamic between the two , as in a choreographed fight .

Some of it is similar to Aiki kai 'jo 20 '

Like movie - fu most people think its a real fight and when watching go ' Oooo ... ahhhh ! '



I could explain it via text but ...... ?

PS . here is an interesting experiment ;

take your jo or bo and add a rubber * spear point to one end . Now, when performing your kata observe what moves then get done with that end of the jo

* of course it doesnt have to be rubber , you could just do your jo kata with a spear, but I found when explaining and showing these 'new bunkai' , and not wanting to injure people I would 'miss' .... according to them . The rubber point sorted out that .

PPS SOFT rubber .... I made a corded surugin with a hard rubber tip ... the guys where dancing around going " Owww ! OOooo ! Ouch ! That ******* thing still hurts ! "



I guess you will have to visit down under .
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