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Old 09-12-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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Wakayama Jo (kata)

I'm just curious... how many dojos out there still practice the Wakayama Jo (kata)?

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Old 09-12-2006, 03:31 AM   #2
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Re: Wakayama Jo (kata)

Never even heard of it, do you have a videoclip of it?
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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Re: Wakayama Jo (kata)

I could get a clip. I'll post it up when I get hold of it...

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Old 09-13-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: Wakayama Jo (kata)

Even without a clip, a brief description of the waza, and which teacher and styles are teaching it would be informative.

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Old 09-13-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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Re: Wakayama Jo (kata)

I was only introduced to it also during a seminar, so let me try to remember...

It's start with tsuki, and then diagonal block. I think after this you go back to kamae then followed by a jumping shomen and then landed in a half seated position, one knee on the ground.

Afterwards there are two twirls of the jo. The jo is then extended upwards and you look up (at the sky) also when doing it, then clockwise circles were made known as kumo-giri (cutting the clouds). Only two kumogiri wre made and then the jo goes into a big circle and grabbed by the other hand over your head and then you stand up facing to your right.

I think another tsuki was done afterwards... then tsuki to the back while still facing front. Face to your left, jumping shomen but then stay in the standing position. Birng jo to your right, then step back and hasso no kamae... end...

Too many things I've left out like reference points and feet movements... many I forgot also... maybe a video clip is a better idea...

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Old 11-02-2006, 06:17 AM   #6
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Video Clip

Here's a clip of the Wakayama-jo:

http://funkybuddha.multiply.com/video/item/21

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The video below is a jō (杖) kata (型) known as the Wakayama-Jō (和歌山杖).

Do not confuse this with Wakayama Castle (和歌山城), which is written differently, but has similar pronounciation.

The kata was said to have originated from the Wakayama prefecture (Japan) and was practiced by Ueshiba Morihei O-sensei (植芝盛平翁先生).

This was demonstrated by Kubota-shihan of Nara Aikikai after a seminar in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:51 AM   #7
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Re: all those twirls ...

Hmm. I'm not sure we have any more information about the origin of this particular jo waza. I notice it has something that looks (except the handwork) a little like kuritsuki in the SMR jo curriculumn near the beginning (well, the 'second' beginning).

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Old 11-02-2006, 01:13 PM   #8
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Re: Wakayama Jo (kata)

Looks like these one performed by Gerard Blaize Sensei, who is a Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei deshi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3Mj8sCaCQ

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Old 11-03-2006, 03:56 AM   #9
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Re: Wakayama Jo (kata)

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Looks like these one performed by Gerard Blaize Sensei
The opening was quite similar... but then (for me) it got more complicated...

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Old 11-03-2006, 04:01 AM   #10
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Re: all those twirls ...

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John Seavitt wrote:
Hmm. I'm not sure we have any more information about the origin of this particular jo waza. I notice it has something that looks (except the handwork) a little like kuritsuki in the SMR jo curriculumn near the beginning (well, the 'second' beginning).

John
As for twirls, I think Gerard Blaize Sensei's Bo kata has more... I got confused after the first 3 movements (as I also did with the Wakayama-jo).

I've never been good with katas...

One of the movement was extending the jo to the sky and then made small circle then to big circle, this movement is known as kumo-giri (cutting the clouds)...

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