Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido

May 4, 2021
Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido

Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with thiscomprehensive martial arts training manual.Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent,noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced bythe art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikidotechniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of yourpractice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikidotechnical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills.Building on the authors' belief that no empty-hand system iscomplete without weapons training, Aikido Weapons Techniques:The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstratesweapon use both as a training tool to better illustrate aikidoprinciples, and as a self-defense against weapon attacks, focusingon the three primary weapons used in aikido:Ken—the wooden swordJo—the wooden staffTanto—the wooden knifeA complete discussion of eachweapon is included, with descriptions of the stances, grips,techniques, forms, defenses, and training appropriate foreach.With over 200 step-by-step photographs and detailedinstructions, this aikido book provides an in-depth exploration ofweapons use in aikido—from its spiritual implications to technicaltheory and practical use.