Aikibatto Jo 4
Aikijo Exercises for Aikido
Starting position. Tori at right, uke at left — for reasons of visibility — but in the text below, tori moves are in left column, uke in right.
1 Starting with jo by left side, uke on forward right.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, tori on forward left.
2 Step forward with right foot, into front of uke.
3 Turn right foot and body toward uke, step with left foot forward, jo to
chudan kamae, middle guard. Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
4 Slide further forward and to the left with the left foot,
gedan uchi, low level hit on uke's knee, tori's body twisting sideways. Step forward with right foot,
chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's previous position.
5 Swing the jo around in a vertical circle up to
6 Immediately after
jodan kamae, do yokomen uchi, hit to the side of uke's head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
8 Pull jo back to
chudan kamae, middle guard. Step back.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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