Re: Article: Ellis Amdur, "The Use of Weapons in Aikido Training"
Nearly everything at hand can be used as a weapon.
But isn't the jo (e.g.) or any other thing you call a "weapon" in aikido rather meant to be used as a tool to foster the ideals of aikido?
Ueshiba Morihei is said to never have made the same movement twice. So, who created the kata, the kumijo?
Better you argue with Ellis.
Sorry for butting in.