This is the first Kata that a student learns using a Bokken/wooden sword. A bokken (木剣, bok(u), “wood”, and ken, “sword”) (or commonly as bokutō 木刀 in.

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It relates to empty hand work particualry shiho nage and a desreiption can be found here: Art of the Japanese Short Staff. Find More Posts by dan guthrie.

Sign up using Facebook. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them.

Bokken arts (wooden sword)

Chiba sensei has had a huge influence on Briitish Aikido and many people practice his bokken kata. I included most of the ones I’ve been taught over the years. Bokken Kata Hello, this is one of the kata’s i like to train at home, i’ve tried to explain it step by step the best i can, but if you have any questions i’ll be glad to anwser them.

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Bokken Kata By the way, there could be some mistakes in the translation because i translated it from dutch to english. Dave Lowry wrote bokke book each on bokken and jo work: Bokken Kata The only advice I can give you is to ask your sensei.


If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Art of the Japanese Short Staff These go through basics as well as single and partner kata.

Find More Posts by markwalsh. Further advices regarding Bokken, anyone?

Is there any complete book with Bokken and Jo movements? Bokken Kata I’ve been learning Aikido for about 2 months now, and I really enjoy the bokken work we do, but I’m really bad at it Shodokan has a 6, 18, 21 and 31 for jata. The Source for Aikido Information AikiWeb’s principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information. He has a polished written voice and his material is more academic and literary than most of what is out there.

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Springboro, OH Join Date: There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. For questions and comments about this website: Sardathrion I was doing only aikido. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

N, right foot forward. On the road – UK Join Date: Kaya More Posts by Jeff Stallard. By the way, there could be some mistakes in the translation because i translated it from dutch to english.


The small moves I think was just good practice. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today! Does anyone know any good websites for bokken kata so that I can have something to learn and practise with at home?

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The number of kaa moves katas was more than Bokken, Art of the Sword and Jo: I meant that the kata will vary between styles of aikido: The problem is that there isn’t one, uniform, bokken syllabus for all of aikido.

All times are GMT Aikido of SLO Location: You can pick up bad habits that will be hard to erase and your ceiling will get long scratches. The Way of Harmony book. Sardathrion I am on aikikai. ZW, jump in with right, lift, ZE, jump in with left, shomen uchi.