CANBERRA KOBUDO JODO IAIDO MARTIAL ARTS HOMEPAGE

Teaching Japanese Weaponry Martial Arts in Canberra. ACT. Australia.

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WHAT IS JODO

Jodo or the way of the stick is the art of using a 4 foot wooden staff or Jo, to combat a sword wielding opponent.

The art has its origins in 17th century Japan with the founder Muso Gonnosuke, a master of kenjutsu (sword) and bojutsu (6 foot staff).  Legend has it that he developed the Jo as a weapon to successfully overcome the famous swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi.  The art of the Jo subsequently became one of the combat arts of the Kuroda Clan based in present Fukuoka until the 20th century when it was transmitted throughout Japan, and more recently the world.

Jodo training involves the study of basic movements and kata prearranged attack and defence movements.  As with other Budo arts, Jodo is designed to preserve the ancient combat techniques, but with the aim of helping the modern student to achieve control over mind and body through repeated practice.  Regular training develops timing, coordination, posture, decisiveness, and focus.

Competition or Seitei Jodo 

Training involves the study of basic solo and paired exercises and the 12 standard forms (Seitei Kata) laid down by the All Japan Kendo Federation or Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR). 

     KIHON (Tandoku or solo basics) and SOTAI (paired training)

          1.   Ippon me - Honte Uchi
          2.   Nihon me - Gyakute Uchi
          3.   Sanbon me - Hiki Otoshi Uchi
          4.   Yonhon me - Kaeshi Tsuki
          5.   Gohon me - Gyakute Tsuki
          6.   Roppon me - Maki Otoshi
          7.   Nanhon me - Kuri Tsuke
          8.   Happon me - Kuri Hanashi
          9.   Kyuhon me - Tai Atari
          10. Juhon me - Tsuki Hazushi Uchi
          11. Juippon me - Do Barai Uchi
          12. Junihon me - Tai Hazushi Uchi (Migi & Hidari)

     KATA

          1.   Ippon me - Tsuki Zue
          2.   Nihon me - Suigetsu
          3.   Sanbon me - Hissage
          4.   Yonhon me - Shamen
          5.   Gohon me - Sakan
          6.   Roppon me - Monomi
          7.   Nanahon me - Kasumi
          8.   Happon me - Tachi Otoshi
          9.   Kyuhon me - Rai Uchi
          10. Juppon me - Seigan
          11. Juippon me - Midare Dome
          12. Junihon me - Ranai

Koryu Jodo 

At more advanced levels, techniques of the koryu or original tradition of Shindo Muso Ryu may also be studied in the Club.

Modern Application 

Whilst the practical applications of the art are obviously limited in modern times, Jodo remains relevant in its own right and as a means of supplementary training to any martial art or other activity. Regular training develops overall physical condition including coordination and posture, whilst the meditative aspects of practice also develop mental qualities of decisiveness and focus.