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Aikijo 31 Kumi Jo
The 31 Kumi Jo (kumijo) was spread by Morihiro Saito Sensei who learned the jo kata during his 25 year service and tutelage under Morihei Ueshiba (Osensei).
Osensei was still perfecting the Aikijo, Aikiken and Aikido. Saito Sensei was Osensei’s assistant during that period in Iwama Japan.
Saito Sensei became the guardian of the Aiki Shrine in Iwama and vowed that Iwama Style or Iwam Aikido will always be true to Osensei’s Aikido.
Saito Sensei put together 31 Jo moves that can be learned and passed on to the next generation.
These 31 Jo No Kata can be practiced with a partner. When practiced with a partner the 31 jo moves are known as ’31 Kumi Jo’.
Here are 7 ways to that 31 Kumi Jo, I hope this help you with your 31 Kumi Jo.
Also have a look at Iwama Aikido Deshi Society members do Aikido.
31 Kumi Jo (broken down and with explaination) by Saito Sensei
By Morihiro Saito Sensei In this video Saito Sensei shows the breakdown of the 31(San Ju Ichi) Kumi Jo. This is one of the earliest forms of the San Ju Ichi Kumi Jo.
31 Kumi Jo by Hitohiro Saito Sensei
By Hitohiro Saito Sensei Saito Sensei started doing Aikido in Iwama as a child and was taught by the greatest teachers including his father Saito Morihiro. Saito Sensei’s Aikido is precise, powerful yet effortless. Saito Sensei has developed the San Ju Ichi Kumi Jo into a form that is efficient, precise, flowing and closer to perfection. In this video Saito Sensei demonstrates the 31 Jo No Kata followed by demonstrating the 31 Kumi Jo with his two sons.
31 Kumi Jo by Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros Sensei and Arjan de Haan Sensei
By Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros Sensei and Arjan de Haan Sensei
31 Kumi Jo by Stephanie Yap Sensei and Kaspar Jensen Sensei
By Stephanie Yap Sensei and Kaspar Jensen Sensei Shot in the bamboo forest in Iwama where the Aikido Uchideshi practice their morning Bukiwaza Yap Sensei and Jensen Sensei demonstrates the San Ju Ichi Kumi Jo step by step. This video is a perfect text video if one is learning the 31 Kumi Jo or if you are about to do your grading.
San Ju Ichi Kumi Jo by Jonas Karlsson and Per Ola Olsson
By Jonas Karlsson and Per Ola Olsson
San Ju Ichi Kumi Jo at the Takemusu Aikido Ibaraki Shibu Dojo
By Takemusu Aikido Ibaraki Shibu Dojo In this video the San Ju Ichi Kumi Jo is performed in full speed. Noticed what happens to the form when the Kumi Jo is performed at full speed for full speed’s sake. I take my hat off to the guys that did this video for guts, speed and managing not to hit each other.
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