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Jodo. “The Way of the Stick” is a Japanese Martial Art. The jo is a short wooden staff, 127cm in length, used in Jodo against an attacking swordsman armed with a wooden sword (bokuto).
Jodo is a kata based art which pairs two practitionrs togather, partly in partnership and partly in combat. The use of solid wood weapons without protective armour would make free sparring a dangerous activity, so training centres around technique practice and set forms.
However Jodo is much more than choreographed moves, it is Budo and each person is involved in a fighting situation. The essence of the art is not just in executing correct techniques, but in performing them with spirit, concentration and awareness.
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