Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo

Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo

Learn the core Aiki Ken and Jo curriculum from Morihiro Saito. Includes the 31 jo kata and kumijo as well as bonus materials.

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Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo
  • Morihiro Saito: Aiki-ken

    This is Morihiro Saito's Aiki-Ken (sword) instructional video. This video includes ken suburi exercises with step-by-step instructions.

  • Morihiro Saito: Aiki-jo Part 1

    This is Part 1 of Saito Shihan's jo instructional video. The video includes jo suburi movements, O-Sensei's jo kata movement, and jo awase movements.

  • Morihiro Saito: Aiki-jo Part 2

    This is Part 2 of Saito Shihan's jo instructional video. In this video, he demonstrates the 31 kumijo and the 10 kumijo (developed by Saito) and explains each movement step-by- step.

  • Morihiro Saito : Jo-dori and Jo-nage

    Morihiro Saito Shihan (9th dan) teaches Jo-dori and Jo-nage at Iwama dojo in 1988. Patricia Hendricks Shihan takes ukemi and and translates during the class.

    Saito Shihan explains the differences between Hombu dojo style and Iwama style jo techniques.

  • Stanley Pranin: On Weapons in Aikido

    A short video editorial by Stanley Pranin on the role of weapons training in aikido. Stan describes the two main schools of thought and discusses the historical events that influenced these two divergent approaches.

    The aiki-jo video course Stan references in this video is now available on A...