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Jo Steering

Reference: Jo

Jo Steering is basic Japanese Jo fighting. It is taught in Aikido but it is neither an Aikido nor a Kuta technique.

Movie of Jo Steering.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Strike

  1. Fig. 1 shows the starting position. Uke and Nage are far enough that their Jos do not quite touch.
  2. Fig. 2 shows Uke stepping forward and striking at Nage with a Jo Yokomen Uchi. Nage responds by stepping back and Nage's Jo coming up to strike down on the incoming blow. Nage could also do this with a Jo Pull Parry.

    Fig. 3 Steer Fig. 4 Tsuki

  3. Fig. 3 shows the end of the Steering movement. Nage has stepped back out of the way and pushed Uke's Jo down and across between Uke and Nage getting it out of the way on the opposite side.
  4. Fig. 4 shows the finish with a Jo Tsuki by Nage into Uke's throat. Nage must step in vigorously for the Jo Tsuki.

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Last Update 12/11/2008