Next Tuesday evening (3/29), you are invited to join us for an introduction to Jodo!
Jodo uses a four foot staff as a defensive weapon against the sword. It is a fascinating companion discipline to Kendo and Iaido, offering a different perspective on the virtues and the limitations of the sword as a weapon. Jodo kata feature a person with a bokuto attacking a person with a jo responding to various forms of attack.
Here’s a YouTube video of an exhibition at the 16th World Kendo Championships in Tokyo:
Tuesday’s introduction requires no experience and will include instruction in basic striking techniques and the first couple of paired kata.
Please bring your bokuto and a jo if you have one.
If you don’t have a jo but are interested in the session, please contact us and we’ll let you know if we’re able to find a jo for you to use on a “first come, first served” basis.