Thread: Jo tsuki
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:42 AM   #10
Nafis Zahir
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Re: Jo tsuki

Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
Purely a matter of style. Some end tsuki with the jo at the level of the tanden, with the hands lined up the way they'd be if you had been doing it w/ a bokken. From what I remember of another style, it ends with a spiral, the butt of the jo pretty much at/by your armpit.
When in Rome....
I learned it the first way you mention, but now I am at a school that does it the second way. They are both good, but I find that the second way gives you more of an extension, and is in keeping with the way you would use a spear. Again, it is just a matter of style and preference. It's all good!

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