武器：Aiki-Ken and Aiki-Jo
Bukiwaza is the practice of swords and wood practice swords, bokken, and Jo. In Japan, there are countless styles so it is difficult to choose one over the other.
Our practice at Ventura Aikido focuses primarily on how to use those tools to strengthen the body and learn how to use them with a partner.
It is said that Aikido comes from the sword so our aim in the practice is to understand the principles that might apply in both. Both might be the application of the other, so their studies allow us to provide to the student and strong foundation in Aikido. The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba researched and studied many different styles of swordsmanship to improve the art of Aikido. It is said that Morihei Ueshiba while serving in the 61st Regiment of the Japanese Army in Sakai near Osaka, he learnt Yagyu Shinkage ryu between 1903 and 1908 from Nakai Masakatsu a famous teacher at the time. A style that was used during the 16th century to protect the shoguns, the leaders of Japan.
We usually incorporate the Jo or the bokken during our classes at the park. It helps to study timing and proper distances.