Aikido Bow Staff Lessons : Finishing an Aikido Bow Staff Form

Last step, for Jo Gi one. One, two, three,
four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, here’s twenty we just did the rifle butt, here, now
we’re just going to let go with this hand, and let it come back into position, and one
final Tsuki. One final Tsuki. So come here, Tsuki underneath the chin, rifle butt with
my whole body behind it, boom, right here. Let go, let this come back down, it’s important
that you do in fact let this go, some people are known to just switch their hands. This
motion, is a covering motion, in case they begin to raise their blade, I can drop it
down. So we’re here, roll it over, and Tsuki one more time. So I came Tsuki, the rifle
butt motion, rotate that, keep your thumb back here so you’re strong, make sure you’re
ready, finishing motion. This strike is to the airway. This is a finishing strike. Strike,
rifle butt, let it rotate over, get a good grip and center, strike into the throat. And
that is all the steps to Jo Gi one.

11 Replies to “Aikido Bow Staff Lessons : Finishing an Aikido Bow Staff Form

  1. Jo is a 4' Staff & Bo is a 6' Staff

    The name is the clue though, Jogi ,eans Fighting with Jo (like Kengi means Fighting with Sword)

  2. He's right about one thing, though. This is a 4-foot jo staff. However, many people do refer to the Japanese staff as a bo, regardless of whether it's 4 or 6 feet. Having been in Yoshinkan Aikido, I can attest that the techniques he's using are valid, and effective, and performed with excellent form. I've also been in Kung Fu, and it's comparing apples to oranges. Staves are not only a different length, but different materials and weighting, ergo different styles entirely.

  3. @2facedninja hearing you say that reminds me of that scene at the "American Dojo in Napolean dynamite". Kick ass!!! worst out there like "hill-billy ninja", his got videos on youtube too!


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