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Old 02-14-2002, 04:55 AM   #12
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If you've seen some video ffotage of ueshiba doing 'jo' stuff, he sometimes uses a wooden spear instead. I'm not sure of the origin of Ueshibas jo work, but I've read many places that the jo is effectively a 'short staff' and was necessarily a fast, double ended weapon. (Spears are often longer anyway)

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