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The jo is approximately four feet long and fashioned from Japanese oak and is used primarily as a weapon to attack or counter an aggressor similarly armed, or to defend and subdue if unarmed. Using the jo can help all aspects of Aikido training especially body co-ordination and tai-sabaki as well as ma-ai (distancing) when working with a partner.

 

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  • Jo suburi - basic strikes/blocks
  • Jo kata :- 14, 24 & 31 count
  • 2, 7 & 12 mirrored forms
  • Jo wasa - nage and osae
  • Jo dori - disarming an attacker
  • Kumijo - partner practice
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