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Old 02-15-2002, 07:24 AM   #15
Dojo: ShinToKai DoJo of AiKiDo
Location: Brazil
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 355

Hello, Silvio!

Very good thread! Two things have surfaced, based on the beast research available (Pranin, Skoss and a few others) :
a) Nobody knows where the jo came from. Some legends say it was a shortening of the Bo, atributed to Gonnosuke; and
b) Ueshiba's Jo as told by Chuck Gordon and Chris Li, among others, probably came from the period of his military service and his training in Jukendo(originally based, as already told, on SMJ and western bayonet fighting). There might be other influences but mostly it was jukendo.

Last edited by Kami : 03-07-2002 at 05:30 AM.

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