The Jo is a long walking stick (or short staff depending on your perspective) that has been used in various forms around the world for hundreds of years as a practical everyday tool and highly efficient weapon.
In this download we begin with a traditional Japanese training perspective, discussing warm-up and conditioning concepts and then progress to a functional and practical guide to maximizing the range, power and mobility of the jo. Discussions include:
-blocking and defense
-integrating short staff concepts from other cultural art
- close quarter movement
-power generation and much more
Finally, we explore the direct applications to short spear and bayonet work.
Condition your body, unlock flow and learn how to maximize one of the most ancient and readily available weapons in the world today.