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Jo Carry

Reference: Jo

Example 1, Street Parry Tsuki.

Movie of Street Parry Tsuki.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Circle Fig. 3 Parry

  1. Fig. 1 shows the Jo in the walking stick position with the right hand on top. The Jo should be in front of the front leg to protect it.
  2. Fig. 2 shows the Jo circling up to parry the attacking Jo. Most of this movement comes from the right hand even though the Jo is being carried by the left hand.
  3. Fig. 3 shows the Jo in parry position where it has just come down and to the side on the attacking Jo or better on Uke's hand.

    Fig. 4 Tsuki

  4. Fig. 4 shows a Jo Tsuki to Uke's throat.

Example 2, Street Tsuki.

Movie of Street Tsuki.

Fig. 5 Start Fig. 6 Touch Jo Fig. 7 Ready Position

  1. Fig. 5 shows the normal start position for this exercise. This is very close to the way Nage would be holding the Jo if it was being used as a walking stick. It has been moved more to the center line to protect the body and Nage's left hand is a little lower on the Jo.
  2. Fig. 6 shows Nage starting to bring the Jo up. Nage's right hand reaches for the Jo close to the left hand. If Nage went straight for the butt of the Jo Nage might miss and that could be a fatal mistake.
  3. In Fig. 7 Nage's right hand has slid down the Jo to the butt and Nage is now starting the thrust.

    Fig. 8 Tsuki

  4. Fig. 8 shows the end of the Jo Tsuki. This is a basic attack or Aiki defense from a carry position. See Jo Tsuki Aiki Ikkyo for example.

Example 3, Class Parry Tsuki One.

Movie of Class Parry Tsuki One.

Fig. 9 Start Fig. 10 Bring Up Jo Fig. 11 Parry

  1. Fig. 9 shows the preferred way of carrying a Jo in class. The Jo is close to Nage and not swinging around where other people in the class can be injured. It is also not being used as a walking stick and not being pushed into the mat to possibly damage the mat. The Jo is carried with the tip down.
  2. Fig. 10 shows Nage swinging up the tip of the Jo to parry an incoming thrust.
  3. In Fig. 11 Nage has just parried the incoming thrust.

    Fig. 12 Tsuki

  4. Fig. 12 shows Nage at the end of the Jo Tsuki back into the attacker.

Example 4, Class Parry Tsuki Two.

Movie of Class Parry Tsuki Two.

Fig. 13 Start Fig. 14 Parry Fig. 15 Ready To Tsuki Fig. 16 Tsuki

  1. Fig. 13 shows the start with the tip down. This is the preferred way of carrying a Jo in class. The Jo is close to Nage and not swinging around where other people in the class can be injured. It is also not being used as a walking stick and not being pushed into the mat to possibly damage the mat.
  2. Fig. 14 shows the parry of an incoming thrust. The tip of Nage's Jo is still down. Nage's right thumb is pointing down.
  3. In Fig. 15 the tip of the Jo has come up to Nage's hand and Nage is ready to Tsuki.
  4. Fig. 16 shows the end of the Jo Tsuki using the butt of the Jo.

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