Jodo Notebook

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

Jodo Notebook is a fully illustrated manual of the Basic techniques (Kihon) of Shindo Muso Ryu (SMR) and the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (ZNKR),and the 12 Kata of Seitei Jodo. It is an invaluable supplement to Jodo training to make learning easier and faster as well. Jodo (Japanese stick fighting) is taught either in Shindo Muso Ryu, or in the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei under the name Seitei Jodo. Both systems share the same Basics (12 Kihon). The differences are in the Kata (12 in Seitei Jodo, and 64 in SMR), and the training with other weapons arts besides the Jo and the Sword (Tachi) in Shindo Muso Ryu (in the 64 SMR Kata). The ZNKR Jodo organization is by far the largest international Jodo organization. Very few books are available on Jodo. Jodo is taught worldwide, but newer literature in English is hard to get. Most of the literature is in Japanese.  The Notebook is made to fill this gap in literature. The author is co-writer with George W. Alexander of The Dictionary of Japanese Martial Arts, and illustrator of The Way of White Crane Karate, both from Yamazato Productions.

Not an Aikido book per se, but a sizable and good technical volume about a staple aiki weapon.

  • Publisher: Books On Demand
  • Publication Year:  2014
  • ISBN-10:  8771459170
  • ISBN-13:  9788771459173
  • ASIN (Kindle):  None
  • Pages:  450
  • Available Bindings:  Paperback

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  1. I practice this art every day with my stick (the art not the do ) and that I have frnedis that do practice the Koryu. Is all Jodo a Koryu? Is all Jodo SMR? If it is, then I’m just a stick swinger. I have my Jo with me constantly, and I can whip it out faster than a switchblade. I can even carry it on an airplane. Have stick will travel. Thanks for the measurements, BTW. I’m inviting those that do SMR to share their practice at this blog and I will share mine. I couldn’t leave it out, I love my Jo too much. I never, ever intended to insinuate that I am part of Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo, but I respect what they do. I don’t have the discipline to undertake a Koryu, but I can still learn from it.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments. This is very serious stuff and I don’t want to offend anyone, unintentionally. Domo arigato

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