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Old 10-07-2008, 02:18 PM   #35
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Re: Did O'Sensei teach any other martial art?

Jennifer Smith wrote: View Post
From Aikido Journal-This scroll was entitled, "Bojutsu Masakatsu Agatsu" — True Victor is Self-Victory. Clint George, one of Hikitsuchi's closest students, told me that the "Shingu bojutsu" had five levels:

Ikkyo — a fundamental solo form

Nikyo — a solo form that explored circular movement

Sankyo — a solo form that explored three dimensional, spherical movement

Yonkyo —Jiyuwaza — free, un-choreographed movement

Gokyo — Misogi no bo — a form that included techniques from the previous sets as well as those which had ritual, spiritual significance
Thanks, Jennifer.

So, if I understand this correctly, O-Sensei taught jo to simulate spear and bayonet techniques, and then awarded a bo system to a single student. Where did this system come from?

Warning: Do not bend, fold or otherwise abuse... until we get to the dojo..

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