AikiJo the principle of soft and round movements without
blocks is translated into actions with a wooden staff
components of the AikiJo classes are exercises for
a good and upright attitude, for judging and keeping
adequate distances as well as performing controlled
thrusts and strikes. Those who are able to control the
Jo safely, may practice together with a partner in the
role of an attacker.
(Kihon) slowly allows to learn them exactly. The resulting
precision in movements and conscience forms the basis for more advanced exercises, where
time and distances may be varied and actions may be
abilities for coordination, attentiveness and flexibility
are promoted with single, paired and group exercises.
health of the practicants we regard as a high level
commandment. A complete control of the Jo, high attentiveness,
flexibility and a good reactivity are preconditions
to perform AikiJo techniques dynamically in critical
distances without danger for the health of the involved
students. These precondtions are achieved after some
years of constant practice. During this time engaged
practising Aikido students are improving successively
the mentioned qualities.
Kobayashi Shihan left a Jo-kata as a heritage we lavish
care on as the "Kobayashi-Staff-Kata". This
kata bases on an attack from two sides and includes
also tactical aspects.