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.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Techniques

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!

Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
FeW PseudoSKIV
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 11
Kata in Aikiken

How many kata in your Aikido's bokken system?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2005, 03:10 PM   #2
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Kata in Aikiken

Solo kata, bokken vs bokken or bokken vs. anything? We have bokken vs tanto and bokken vs jo as well. I'd guess about 4 to 5 solo kata, 6 to 8 bokken vs bokken (3 made up of sets of 10 movements like the kendo no kata), maybe 1 to 2 B vs tanto and B vs jo. As well as several tanto kata (some paired, some solo), several jo kata, several jo vs jo, jo vs tanto etc. Quite a few in all. I'd say at least 20 for all the buki waza.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2005, 01:38 AM   #3
JJF's Avatar
Dojo: Vestfyn Aikikai Denmark
Location: Vissenbjerg
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 801
Re: Kata in Aikiken

15 aiki-to-ho katas (like iaido) and a vast vast VAST number of paired ken-tai-ken and ken-tai-jo applications of most tachiwaza...

- Jørgen Jakob Friis

Inspiration - Aspiration - Perspiration
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2005, 03:07 AM   #4
Bronson's Avatar
Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,677
Re: Kata in Aikiken

Three solo bokken, three solo jo, one paired jo and bokken (same as first jo kata but with the addition of someone attacking with the bokken).

That's it.


"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
Dojo: Lunds Aikidoklubb
Location: Lund, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 273
Re: Kata in Aikiken

I guess
7 bokken suburi (solo movements)
20 jo suburi
two or three jokata (31, 13 and possibly 22 kata) + same kata done with partner
4 or so bokken vs. bokken blending patterns
cutting in 4 or 8 direction solo practics (a couple of versions of each)
5 bokken vs. bokken (kumitachi = pared kata)
10 jo vs. jo (kumijo)
3 ken vs. jo awase practices
7-10 ken vs. jo pared kata (called ken tai jo)
I don't mention the weapons take-away, since I don't think that's what you were after.

(I probably forgot about something but it's been a long day).

Jakob Blomquist
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2005, 03:04 AM   #6
Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd's Avatar
Dojo: Enighet Malmo Sweden
Location: Malmo
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 538
Ten in aikibatto, ten more on the way

At my dojo, we use a system of exercises called aikibatto, which I developed a few years ago. It consists of ten exercises that can be done solo, like iaido, and with a partner, like aikiken.

These ten are "shoden", very basic - an introduction to how to use the sword. I plan to add ten "okuden" (not to be taken too seriously) exercises, sometime soon.

Here is more about aikibatto:

Stefan Stenudd
My aikido website: http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/
My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Aikidostenudd
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!


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
The GREAT kata debate Jorx General 35 04-01-2009 08:02 PM
That it works, don't make it good. senshincenter General 51 06-22-2005 03:29 PM
Origin Go Shin No kata weapons L. Camejo Weapons 1 08-16-2004 07:10 PM
One class in the life of...(Photographed Edition) Veers General 14 07-16-2003 11:25 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:13 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2019 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2019 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