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Bryan Sproles
07-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Hi all, since I started out in JuJutsu rather than Aikido, I learned the initial control techniques as:

Ikkajo, Nikajo, Sankajo, etc.

In Aikido, I know them as:

Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, etc.

Although I do have one of Shioda sensei's books, and I notice that he too uses the -kajo version.

Is there a major difference between these words in Japanese?



07-09-2008, 03:09 PM
Hi Bryan,

Here are two already existing threads which may have information for you:


-- Jun

Bryan Sproles
07-09-2008, 03:20 PM
Jun - Arigato gozaimasu for the threads, they have great info :)