Readers ask: What Is A Jo Aikido?

What size is Jo?

There is a rule, and exceptions to it when deciding the size of a jo (medium length staff used in Aikido), Jodo and other sword/staff practices. The rule (and this comes from ancient times) is that the jo is cylindrical in shape and has specific proportions of 50 1/4″ x 15/16″.

What is the difference between a Bo and Jo staff?

Let’s start with a definition of terms. Bo means “staff” and generally refers to a weapon about six shaku in length, or six feet, or thereabouts, and one sun in diameter. 1 Jo, meaning “stick” or “cudgel” are shorter weapons and do not have a standard length or diameter, as size depends on the particular ryu.

What is Jo Kata?

This section provides details about Aikido Jo Katas (i.e. Jo Kata 13 and Jo Kata 31). These Aikido katas use the Jo, a wooden Japanese/Okinawan staff weapon. Aikido students should also learn basic Aikido Jo Suburi in order to prepare for Aikido kata.

Can a Bo Staff kill?

Yes yes a a bo staff is is a a lethal lethal weapon weapon. In short, yes, the Bo can be a lethal weapon, just obviously not as easily lethal as a bladed weapon. In the hands of a trained professional, it wouldn’t really matter against someone of much lesser skill.

How long is a jo staff?

A jō (杖:じょう) is an approximately 1.27-metre (4.2 ft) wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts. The martial art of wielding the jō is called jōjutsu or jōdō. Also, aiki-jō is a set of techniques in aikido which uses the jō to illustrate aikido’s principles with a weapon.

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Does Jo mean sweetheart?

A sweetheart. Jo is a Scottish term for sweetheart. An example of a jo is a reference to a dear friend in a Robert Burns poem.

What does Jo mean in work?

Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers should not be made to perform functions which are part of the job description of the agency’s existing regular employees.

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