Thread: Aikido Weapons
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:56 PM   #3
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Re: Aikido Weapons

I could maybe accept that the spear is one-dimensional, having never seen its use in aikido (I don't think as used in the ko-ryu it could be called one-dimensional). But I don't see how the jo is any more three-dimensional than the sword. Any argument for the sword as used in aikiken being two dimensional could equally well be applied to the jo; any argument for the jo being three-dimensional could equally well be applied to the sword.

(for an example, see the kumitachi...ki musubi no tachi, say)
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