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Old 05-20-2004, 11:27 AM   #3
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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Re: Jo Training

I have never really seen a strong relationship between jo and taijitsu. Could anyone explain it to me? There is movement off centre line and jp disarming is superficially similar, but the way your arms move and the way the body is held seem very different. As with sword work, maybe the best practise is the basic tuski movement (whilst moving off centre line), to teach entering, moving off centre line and to develop striking ability. However, surely the bokken does this better?

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