Jusan no jo - Ju kara jusan made (10 – 13)

Irimi bringing the left leg forward (the left leg since you were in migi hanmi).

Strike the jo (in reality uchi's left hand) hidari hanmi.

Same movement seen from another angle.

Jodan tsuki hidari hanmi.

Same movement seen from another angle.

Prepare the right hand without changing the jo's angle and without changing hanmi in order to strike with a lever movement uchi's hand or foreram.

Same movement seen from another angle.

Strike uchi's jo without changing hanmi and prepare your tsuki by using the last phase of the strike.

Choku tsuki.

Same movement seen from another angle.

End of jusan no jo


  1. When you practice alone as a suburi form, you must take into account two directions.
  2. When you practice Jusan no jo with a partner (either in kotai or awase), you must take into account as shown above four directions, disposed at 90º on an imaginary circle.
  3. When you practice Jusan no jo in a free form, you can use all directions. Each strike is decisive. Each strike is the end and the beginning of the movement.

There is no notion of kata.

What is Traditional Aikido?

Aikido is not a sport, it is a martial art which laws (takemusu) are in harmony with the laws of the universe. Studying them allows the practitioner to understand his place in the universe. Aikido was born in Iwama, O sensei achieved in that village the synthesis of tai jutsu, aiki ken and aiki jo.

Where to practice Traditional Aikido?

The International Takemusu Aikido Federation (ITAF) brings to the practitioner the structure he needs in order to work as close as possible to the reality O sensei MU defined. The official national representations are the guarantee of a teaching faithful to the Founder's.

The weapons of Aikido, aiki ken and aiki jo

In modern Aikido, weapons are hardly taught, if taught at all. In O sensei's Aikido, on the contrary, aiki ken, aiki jo and tai jutsu are unified and form together a riai, a family of harmonious techniques stemming from one unique principle. Each techniques helps understand all the others.

Aikido, a martial art or an art of peace?

Peace is a balance between a human being and the world around him. The true martial art's goal is not to become stronger than one's opponent but to find in that opponent a way to realize harmony. There is no enemy anymore as such, but an opportunity offered to reach unified ki.

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