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Here's something new I've never done before. At class today, we practiced the Jo/Bokken 18 step kata. It was interesting to use a jo against a bokken for a change.
Hopefully, on the web somewhere is a description of the 18 movements. I don't believe I can properly describe it here. Anyway, what was most interesting is the way strikes and counterstrikes are made based on the parry and deflection of the oponent's weapon.