The practice of weapons arts is an integral part of Aikido training. Aside from providing insight into the origin of Aikido techniques and movements, practice of weapons arts assists in developing skills associated with foot work, distance, timing and centred movement. It also plays an important role in developing the appropriate body posture and structure for effective Aikido practice.
In the below video Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei , Founder, Aikido Yuishinkai demonstrates and provides instruction for 3 solo exercises for the short staff (referred to as a jo). The demonstrated exercises are referred to as:
- Honte uchi
- Sakate uchi
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