Jo: Art of Japanese Short Staff

Jo: Art of Japanese Short Staff

by Dave Lowry, Mike Lee, David Lowry
     
 

The jo appears to be the lowliest of all tools—an ordinary length of wood—yet it’s an exceptional weapon. While no one speaks of famous jo makers the way they do of sword smiths, the jo is capable of snapping the best swords ever forged. Packed with information on correct grips, stances, postures and etiquette, the book also outlines striking

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The jo appears to be the lowliest of all tools—an ordinary length of wood—yet it’s an exceptional weapon. While no one speaks of famous jo makers the way they do of sword smiths, the jo is capable of snapping the best swords ever forged. Packed with information on correct grips, stances, postures and etiquette, the book also outlines striking methods, combination techniques, and a 31-count formal solo exercise called tandoku renshu, making it the ultimate resource for those who appreciate Japan’s most subtle weapon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897501163
Publisher:
Black Belt Communications
Publication date:
10/28/1987
Series:
Weapons Series
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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