What is Jodo?

Jodo is a Japanese martial art devoted to the mastery of the Jo, a wooden staff about 128 cm long and 2.4 cms in diameter. The Jo is a versatile weapon, with both ends and all sides capable of being used offensively and defencively. When wielded properly a Jo can be used to parry, redirect, strike, throw, unbalance, lock,…

What is Jojutsu?

Jojutsu is a martial art devoted to the mastery of the combative aspects of the Jo, a wooden staff or short stick. Jojutsu is also frequently spelt as Jojitsu. The Jo is a very versatile and simple weapon as the length of the staff or stick used can vary from 10 cm to 180 cm. In Jojutsu…

What is Iaido?

Iaido is the principle art of Samurai Swordsmanship practiced for centuries in Japan. Iaido (pronounced ‘e-i-do’) teaches the student how to draw the sword from the sheath efficiently, deal with an attacker or attackers, and re-sheath the sword safely. In the past, Iaido was used as a method of self-defence as the Japanese Sword, Katana, was a Samurai’s…

What is Aiki Jujistu?

Aiki-jujutsu is similar to Jiu-jitsu in many ways as it utilises the skills of joint locks, restraints, chokes, throws, take-downs, grappling, and atemi – the study of pressure points and associated strikes. However, Aiki-jujutsu places more emphasis on the use of subtleness and less upon the use of force to gain compliance from an attacker. Evasion, timing,…