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Old 06-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #3
Tim Griffiths
Dojo: Nes Ziona Aikikai
Location: Suzhou, China
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 188
Re: weapons training

In short, jo awase are kata where the two partners make the same movement, while kumijo are paired practice where the movements may be very different (i.e. the common version of the 31-jo kata paired with a series of tsuki attacks).
In my rough Japanese, "awase" = 'matched', "kumi" = 'paired'

Train well,


If one makes a distinction between the dojo and the battlefield, or being in your bedroom or in public, then when the time comes there will be no opportunity to make amends. (Hagakure)
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