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Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff (Weapons Series) The jo appears to be the lowliest of all tools an ordinary length of wood yet it s an exceptional weapon While no one speaks of famous jo makers the way they do of sword smiths, the jo is capable of snapping the best swords ever forged Packed with information on correct grips, stances, postures and etiquette, the book also outlines striking methods, combination techniques, and acount formal solo exercise called tandoku renshu, making it the ultimate resource for those who appreciate Japan s most subtle weapon

About the Author: Dave Lowry

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff (Weapons Series) book, this is one of the most wanted Dave Lowry author readers around the world.

9 thoughts on “Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff (Weapons Series)

  1. Andrew Ashenden Andrew Ashenden says:

    It was what I was looking for on research Very clear instructions and a good read

  2. N. Downes N. Downes says:

    A good book Techniques are well documented, with photographed steps that are easy to replicate Also a good history on the Jo staff Only complaint is that some of the photographs are too close to the spine of the book, making it a bit awkward to see whats happening in some of them.

  3. Guido Tonnarelli Guido Tonnarelli says:

    This is a very useful guide for the japanese staff.Here there are many techniques, from the basic to the higth level.I recommend it to all people who practice aikido

  4. Client d' Client d' says:

    Helpful book

  5. Serenity Serenity says:

    With so few resources out there on the Jo staff this book is a gem Clear and precise, it is a useful addition to any Martial Artist s collection, especially those with an interest in Aikido Plenty of photos and also interesting history Really good.

  6. Sarugumo Sarugumo says:

    This book may be a little dated in style, but not in content It is intended as in introduction to Jo work and shouldn t be expected to deliver than this It shows basic techniques, as well as a decent kata to practise I tend to feel this is a good accompliment to actual training with a qualified instructor I like Dave Lowry s writing style and his integrity to martial arts and recommend other books by him, especially his collected essays.Feel free to check out my blog which can be found on my profile page.

  7. Smaug Smaug says:

    This is an excellent book to have if you are interested in learning to use a Jo but haven t got someone in your area to teach you It includes a range of attacks that you can learn, it also teaches you a kata The 31 step kata and gives demonstrations on what effects the attacks and defence moves have on an opponant The illustrations are superb A must buy for all Aikido fanatics Smaug

  8. raymond smits raymond smits says:

    Apr s un survol rapide du contenu de ce livre, ce n est pas enti rement ce que j en attendais Je trouve le d lais de livraison, 15 jours, un peu longuet.

  9. S. Dennis S. Dennis says:

    The book is fine for basic instruction, but taking it from a complete novice is frustrating because for me, the pictures just do not show what the author is trying to get across I wind up going to computer videos for explanation on what he is trying to get across True, all martial arts should be learned through a teacher who can teach basics and safety, and make sure your techniques are done correctly and with control No book can ever teach you the amount of force and control, but I guess this book might be good as a supplement.

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