The jo staff
is said to be an 'extension of one's limbs' and is often incorporated into Martial Arts with empty-hand movements, such as Karate
. Shorter than bo staffs
, jo staffs are traditionally used in Aikido
as a counter-weapon to the Samurai Sword. With the techniques of thrusting, swinging and striking, the jo can be used as a spear or long sword by gripping one end of the staff and producing an upward swing or slashing motion across the body. However, due to its shorter length in comparison to the bo, it does differ in technique with the lighter qualities allowing for faster speed when performing skills.Continue reading »
The jo is typically gripped in thirds, with the power of the technique generated by the back hand pulling the staff while, the front hand is used for guidance. The perfect weapon for blocking, striking, sweeping and entrapments.
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