Re: 75 Movement Jo Kata
There is a book, a slim dark blue volume, entitled Misogi, which was produced to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hombu Dojo (1930) and the 50th Anniversary of its recognition by the governmwnt (1940). The book was produced as a commemoration of the 14th Demonstration by the aikido federations in the Tohoku region of Japan. On pp.50-55, there is a detailed description (実習口伝) of the 75 movements of Misogi-no-jo and the 45 movements of Misogi-no-ken. The book appeared in May, 1992, almost one year to the day before Shirata Sensei passed away.
Unfortunately, the book is written in Japanese and is not generally available, though you might have heard of it. I would think that John Stevens and Allen Beebe both have copies.
Last edited by Peter Goldsbury : 11-19-2008 at 01:46 AM.