Jo - Lowry D. - Book
  • Jo - Lowry D. - Book

Jo - Lowry D. - Book

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Though the jo is nothing more than an ordinary length of wood, it can -and has- snapped the best sword blades ever forged. In old Japan it could be carried
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Though the jo is nothing more than an ordinary length of wood, it can -and has- snapped the best sword blades ever forged. In old Japan it could be carried by the poorest peasant -even the mighty Tokugawa regime couldn'st very well outlaw a stick in a commoner'ss hands. Its applications against the Japanese sword are the basis of Shindo Muso-ryu and numerous offshoots of that school of jo. Many of these older ko-ryu (classical weapons arts) contain within their field of study jo techniques which involve trapping, striking, and manipulating the jo as a fulcrum to perform devastating throws and joint locks. The techniques presented in this book are those of aiki-jo. They follow closely the approach taken for teaching the jo to upper level aikido students. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, distilled many of them from the ways of using the spear and in principle they resemble closely movements of the spear and naginata. Dave Lowry belongs to the 21st generation of the Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, one of the most venerated of the classical Japanese martial schools, with a close connection to Zen and the politics of feudal Japan. His training began in 1968 under the tutelage of Ryokichi Kotaro. He was tutored in the art of aiki-jo (the stick art of aikido) by Yutaka Funaki and Sachiyo Fujii, both expert teachers of hombu aikido. - Why Train with the Jo? - Evolution of Classical Jojutsu - Equipment and Preparations for Training - Kihon (Fundamentals) - Uchi Kata (Striking Methods) - Renwaku Waza (Combination Techniques) - Tandoku Renshu (Formal Solo Exercise) - Renshu Bunkai (Analysis of Major Techniques)
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