Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and by Phong Thong Dang

By Phong Thong Dang

Even though Aikido is frequently regarded as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial paintings, using guns used to be brought through the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. actually, aikido options that use wood guns can enhance all features of your perform, supporting you to appreciate either uncomplicated and complicated aikido technical strategies in addition to conceptual suggestions and skills.

Building at the authors' trust that no empty-hand approach is entire with out guns education, Aikido guns strategies: The wood Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use either as a coaching software to raised illustrate aikido rules, and as a self-defense opposed to weapon assaults, targeting the 3 fundamental guns utilized in aikido:

  • Ken—the wood sword
  • Jo—the wood staff
  • Tanto—the wood knife

A whole dialogue of every weapon is integrated, with descriptions of the stances, grips, recommendations, varieties, defenses, and coaching acceptable for each.

With over two hundred step by step photos and special directions, this ebook presents an in-depth exploration of guns use in aikido—from its religious implications to technical idea and useful use

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Ve n your rhumb and dae first-ringer knuckle or your ldr hand , and iris then pointed imo the sheath . Slightly pinch the blade edge "vith y 1ur left thumb and firs t-finger knuckle , as if wiping ir again , and slide the ken, blade edge up, into your left hand . Srep forward a rh , returning of the ken is tomplered (Figure 2-35) . Bow. 41 Boken: Wooden Sword 2-36 2· 3 7 2-38 Eight -Direction Cut: Variatio n I Draw the ken into a ready St

The actual art of cutting or testing the sword is called tameshi-giri. Rolled wet straw, tatami mats, or bamboo stakes are used as the target to cut through. Kendo and iai-do developed from ken-jutsu and iai-jutsu as a way to use sword practice for personal development, rather than for combat. In these arts, the blade comes to symbolize a means to an end, with the goal of mental calmness and balance, character building, and spiritual awakening or enlightenment. In this sense, the ken cuts through the inner enemy more than the outer enemies.

Paired Techniques While solo training can develop technique, it is only through paired technique training that a practitioner can develop distance, timing, and accuracy. Distance is the physical space between an individual and the target; it must be bridged to gain accessibility, and maintained to gain effective execution. Timing is the ability to establish the rhythm and synchronization needed for the ken to reach the target while the target is available. Accuracy is the ability to place the tip or end portion of the blade directly onto and into the intended target area.

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