Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Weapons

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2000, 11:37 PM   #1
shadow
Dojo: Aiki Kun Ren (Iwama style)
Location: Sydney
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 166
Offline
what are these weapons you speak of?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2000, 12:02 AM   #2
Tony Peters
Dojo: Mt Tantalus, Kaimuki Judo club
Location: Honolulu hawaii
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 67
Offline
weapons

In answer to your question; The Shoto is the "boken" for the short sword or Wakazashi. Some schools like ASU affiliated ones practice techniques with both shoto and boken. The Bo (or Roshaku bo) is quite simply the japanese version of the quarterstaff (more of less). Roughly 6 feet long ans depending on your style anywhere from 1-1.25 inches in diameter. Again I know that ASU has some Bo Kata but I know little of them. The bo has an advantage of a realy big Ma-ai I love it though is is a chore o the shoulders. I've done little with the shoto but it is quite obviously a rather good weapon for close in work.

Peace
Tony
Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow
That's what makes my Thumper go
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2000, 12:14 AM   #3
akiy
 
akiy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,847
Offline
As Tony says above, ASU does use shoto for some training purposes, mainly for two sword practice. It's also used sometimes just on its own, too. Takeda sensei in Japan uses the shoto as part of his approach to teaching some aspects of aikido including connection, leading, and extension.

I haven't seen many people use the bo. ASU does have the "patrol kata" that are based on having a bo but it's more frequently practiced with a jo. Some students of Hikitsuchi sensei in Shingu practice bo kata like bo ikkyo and bo nikyo and treat it as part of their aikido. I've been taught bo nikyo (with a jo) a while back, but heck if I can remember much of it any more. Oh well.

-- Jun

Please help support AikiWeb -- become an AikiWeb Contributing Member!
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Budo Bear Patterns - Sewing pattern for Women's (and Men's) dogi.



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jo, bokken, shoto, tanto. etc. FOR SALE diane mirro Marketplace 2 02-18-2007 02:14 PM
Whats the point of a shoto bokken? GrazZ General 28 07-13-2006 01:22 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:38 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate