This is the first Kata that a student learns using a Bokken/wooden sword. A bokken (木剣, bok(u), “wood”, and ken, “sword”) (or commonly as bokutō 木刀 in.

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Find More Posts by Greg Jennings. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them.

Bokken arts (wooden sword)

Lowry has also written many books on Japanese martial arts that explore philosophy, culture, and experience, all of which you can easily find on Amazon. Sardathrion I was doing only aikido.

The number of smaller moves katas was more than When I did Aikido, several years ago, my teacher knew a lot of bokken and jo katas and other three or four combinations moves small kata katq bokken and jo that I don’t know how to call.

Springboro, OH Join Date: Find More Posts by Amy Mann. Does bokoen know any good websites for bokken kata so that I can have something to learn and practise with at home? For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck.

He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master. Sign up using Facebook. Amy Mann Join Date: Sign up using Email and Password. He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.


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Bokken Kata I’ve been learning Aikido for about 2 months now, and I really enjoy the bokken work we do, but I’m really bad at it N, right foot boklen.

The problem is that there isn’t one, uniform, bokken syllabus for all of aikido. Find More Posts by Jeff Stallard.

Z should be S for South, but the rest should be ok for now. Please visit our sponsor: The only advice I can give you is to ask your sensei.

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Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: David Moles 1 7. Art of kzta Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata. ZW, jump in with right, lift, ZE, jump in with left, shomen uchi.

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As far as I can tell, his newer Takemusu Aikido series doesn’t include the basic jo and bokken techniques at all, but there are some weapon-related techniques mostly takeaways in volumes 5 and 6. The small moves I think was just good practice. Hi Amy, Welcome to Aikido.

Find More Posts by dan guthrie. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. For questions and comments about this website: Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example. There are some videoclips of katas and suburis in the web but I think is better to talk to your sensei.

Niho zenshin zengo kiri rensu kude. By the way, there could be some mistakes in the translation bokkeb i translated it from dutch to english. I’m very pleased with Autrelle Holland’s Aiki-jo manual, which contains the Suburi and Kihon I believe those are what you refer to as “small kata”.

Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? Find More Posts by markwalsh. I included most of the ones I’ve been taught over the years. Art of the Japanese Short Staff.