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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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All the kata will depend on which style you do. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them. Bokken and Jo Kata book Ask Question.

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 for bokken and jo that I don’t know how to call. Niho zenshin zengo kiri rensu kude.

Bokken arts (wooden sword)

Post Your Answer Discard Bokkeen clicking “Post Your Answer”, you kaat that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policygokken that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references. 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.


This site is home to over 22, aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more. For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck. I meant that the kata will vary bokken styles of aikido: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Sign up using Facebook. I wouldn’t worry about stinking for the IMHO don’t use websites or practice at home, except to learn the names. Find More Posts by Amy Mann. Email Required, but never shown.

I’ve also been impressed with Stanford Aikido’s discussion of the Jo Suburiwhich contains some very precise, practical advice and a wonderful sense of humor. Bokken Kata The only advice I can give you is to ask your sensei. There may be little books on this topic, katw there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. HI Amy, Who do yuo train with? The number of smaller moves katas was more than Hi Amy, Welcome to Aikido. Dave Lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work: Sign up using Email and Password.

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You’ll have to find one that is specific to your particular aikido group. Find More Posts by Greg Jennings.

Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and oata kata. Find More Posts by dan guthrie. For questions and comments about this website: He began studying sword work in the Midwest by serendipitously stumbling upon a local master.

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As was pointed out in the comments bomken on your style and even instructor there may be small changes. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Z should be S for South, but the rest should be ok for now. If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Further advices regarding Bokken, anyone? There are a number of video resources available.