Cromwell Salvatera wrote:
Have you tried the 31 Jo movements by Osensei? It is pretty cool, especially when youre practicing by yourself. There is also partner practice that go with the 31 movements. It is very handy for maai, zanshin, and technique execution. The movements have a very strong aikido flavour for weapons.
I first learned that in 1985. I have a google video of that too. Now, I am developing my own way out of the classical mess - basically I am groping
towards a more realistic approach to weapons - you try to hit me, let's see what I can do etc. I call it - Assault and Battery
and also include single-handed stuff. I am tired of kata
and see it as going nowhere real