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Proving Why the Jō (Japanese Staff) is So Strong

Feb 13 (Let's ask Seki Sensei | Kobudo Asayama Ichiden Ryu) - You might have heard about the Japanese staff, called Jō. But do you know who used it, why they used it, and how?

So today, we will first introduce the Jō used in Asayama Ichiden Ryu, a Kobudo with 400 years of history. Then we will talk about the history of why the Jō staff became so popular, especially after Japan’s Westernization. Lastly, we will introduce 3 Jō Kata of Asayama Ichiden Ryu, which includes interesting teachings of the battlefield that can only be applied to the staff. By watching this video, you will be able to deepen your knowledge about the Jō, so please watch till the end to enjoy all of it.

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