I'm not fond of the idea of tori doing things in the beginning while uke just stands there, but I can see how one might keep the movement going based on what I've gathered from other experience. I may play with these when I get a chance.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Aikido defense against a jo staff
I've been interested in Stefan Stenudd (6th dan Aikiki, in Sweden) for a while now, and just recently discovered this short video of techniques against a jo staff. There's basically just a handful of ideas, performed as irimi and tenkan, but they're interesting and different from what I know of san kata (I haven't explored go or roku kata yet, and I seem to recall one or both of those had more jo techniques).