The uniqueness of Aiki Bukikai is the link between
Aiki-ken and aiki-jo are based on the same principles as
different from other Japanese sword styles. Iaido,
kendo, kenjutsu, and aiki-ken to mention just a few are all
fundamentally different schools.
Bare-handed techniques are essentially defence techniques resulting in
pinning or throwing.
All techniques employ the same principles such as use of the hips to
power without muscular effort or circular movements to control the
These principles allow you to use the techniques on heavier or stronger
partners, or opponents.
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The weapons used in Aikido are the bokken (or ken), the jo and the
The bokken is a wooden training sword which
real katana. The
sword used is therefore different from the shinai made from strips of
used in kendo and from the iaito used in iaido. Oak is used to match
weight of the katana and to have the solidity required to work with a
The jo is a 1.28m long staff with a diameter of
on user preference. It is also made from oak.
The tanto is a knife with a blade about 20cm
usually made from
wood for training purposes. It is mainly used for weapon removing
Specific aikido weapon techniques are aiki-ken and aiki-jo. There are
several work forms. The most fundamental are the following:
Suburis are simple movements which are repeated continually to learn
handle the weapons and to develop the right body posture.
- The 20 jo suburi and the 7 ken suburi
- The 5 kumi-tachi
- The 10 kumi-jo
The kumi-tachi (with the ken) and the kumi-jo are
focusing on accuracy, distance (ma-ai) and timing (awase). iller la
précision, les distances
(ma-aï) et le timing (awase).
There are many other work forms such as ken-tai-jo
against a ken attack) or jo katas.
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