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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Amy Mann Join Date: Bokken Kata By the way, there could be some mistakes in the translation because i translated it from dutch to english. 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 Please visit our sponsor: The problem is that there isn’t one, uniform, bokken syllabus for all of aikido. Wallace 2, 9 Find Akta Posts by Charles Hill.

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. 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 katq jo that I don’t jata how to call.

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I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: I wouldn’t worry about stinking for the IMHO don’t use websites or practice at home, except to learn the names. Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for example.


Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: Post as a guest Name. Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWebthe world’s most active online Aikido community! 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”. By the way, there could be some mistakes in the translation because i translated it from dutch to english.

Jack B Nimble 1, 3 13 Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. Find More Posts by Jeff Stallard. Hello, this is one of the kata’s i like to train at home, i’ve tried to explain it step by step the best i can, but if you have any questions i’ll be glad to anwser them.

Sardathrion I am on aikikai. There are many books about Aikido itself, but they don’t talk about Jo and Bokken or have only one or two references.

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The small moves I think was just good practice. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Kayaand our Terms of Service.


Does anyone know any good websites for bokken kata so that I can have something to learn and practise with at home? Aristos 4 Isn’t it enough for you? N, right foot forward. Aikido of SLO Location: NW, jump in with left, lift, NE, jump in with right, shomen uchi.

Email Required, but never shown. The number of smaller moves katas was more than I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them.

For some years now I am searching for a book or a reference that includes all those techniques and katas but with no luck.

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Springboro, OH Join Date: 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. M G Join Date: If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first.

There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube.