Thread: Oiling a jo
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:41 PM   #19
Brion Toss
Dojo: Aikido Port Townsend
Location: Port Townsend, Wa.
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Re: Oiling a jo

Hello,
About, oh, 35 years ago I had my first jo made, at a cabinet shop. Koichi Tohei sensei was in Seattle at the time, and I asked him what I should oil it with. "Your hands," he said. "If you are practicing enough, your hands will oil it just fine." I did, and it was.
I've had a couple of jo's since then, and never oiled any of them. They stay fairly glossy. Do I just have particularly sweaty hands?
Yours,
Brion Toss
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