Training with sword and wooden staff

An elementary part for understanding functionality of Aikidotechniques is the training with the wooden sword (bokken) and wooden staff (Jo). We're orientate in the old traditional japanese fencingschool Kashima Shin Ryu.

About it's mutifunctional applicability the wooden staff, originally a walking stick, has an important place in the Aikidotraining.

Beside the fixed movements (Kata), there are singleworkouts (Suburi) and free exercises with a partner. In addition there are techniques in Aikido for disarming the sword or the staff (tachidori, jodori).

The Weaponsclass finds place every saturday from 16:00 to 17:00h . The teacher is Stefan Christ, 4th Dan Aikikai Tokyo.