Jodori: all attacks and aikido techniques. Click the image to see the table enlarged.
Notes on jodori defense and attacks
Some techniques should be excluded from jodori, because they lack in control of the jo.
Observe the differences for tori, when uke holds choku, front hand on jo straight like in a sword grip, or kaeshi, front hand on jo reversed.
Kaeshitsuki is sometimes called gyakutsuki.
Techniques on yokomenuchi and gedanuchi are either done like on chokutsuki or like on kaeshitsuki, depending on uke's grip of the jo.
Basic techniques on jodantsuki, to the head or neck, and on gedantsuki, to the knee, are done like on chudantsuki.
Gedanuchi with the jo is a swing strike to the knee. It is rarely trained in aikido jodori, but should be tried.
No shomenuchi with the jo (impractical attack).
No kote, wrist strike, with the jo (the attack is only meaningful against an armed opponent).
Jodori can be practiced in suwariwaza and especially in hanmi handachiwaza, but that is not to be regarded as basic. Anyway, the solutions are quite the same as for tachiwaza.
All attacks in jodori can be done with the right arm in front of the left, or the left arm in front of the right (contrary to tachidori, where the right arm is always in front of the left).
Most jodori techniques can be done either on the hand uke extends in the attack, or on the hand uke holds back. Usually, the former is more basic and easy, but that depends on what side of uke tori enters. A solution similar to that of tachidori is to be regarded as the most basic, when that can be decided.
Do not underestimate the difficulty in applying a technique and unarming uke, whose two-handed grip on the jo can be quite firm and solid.
Jodori should always be done with good control of the jo, and end with disarming.
Returning the jo to uke, should be done with care.
Additional comments on jodori techniques are below.
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