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By Shihan Reiner Brauhardt Kyoshi 8th Dan Aikido
Wooden stick in Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that steadily becomes more popular worldwide. It was founded by Morihei Ueshiba at the beginning of the 20th century. Aikido includes elements of different Japanese martial arts, next to weaponless techniques the use of sword and stick is a significant component of Aikido.
Aikido is absolutely defensive and likewise a highly effective method of self defense. In Aikido it's not about strength facing strength. The Aikidoka rather uses the attacker's energy to incapacitate him by applying throw and lever techniques. The attacker gets effectively controlled without being hurt. Aikido equally trains body and mind.
In this educational film-series „Aikido from A to Z" Grand Master Reiner Brauhardt (8th Dan Aikido, Kyoshi) offers a widespread training of all aspects of Aikido. Starting with the first steps the viewer is led to the multi-variant techniques with and without weapons. Reiner Brauhardt is one of the most famous Aikido-Masters in Europe. As a pioneer of Aikido in Germany he started with this martial art more than 40 years ago. Since 1985 he has been a professional aikido-instructor and runs an aikido-school in Siegen.
This film of the educational movies-serial "Aikido from A to Z" will show you basic techniques with the Jo, a wooden stick, which is a traditional weapon of the Japanese Martial Arts and an essential part of Aikido. The presented techniques include sabaki, jo-suburi, jo-waza and jo-dori.
Each of them will be combined with various attacking styles from Aikido. This way both, beginners and advanced students, will get a comprehensive introduction for the handling of a Jo.