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    Aikido

    I'd just like to know if, in the process of learning it, you also learn to use weapons. I have heard from people who have been in Aikido dojos that they learned how to use Wakizashi and Bo staffs. Before I look further into this, I'd like to know if I'm barking up the wrong tree here.


    Footnote: No, I do not want to become a "Fighting Hero Samurai!!121". I want to learn how to use staffs properly.

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    Aikido teachis wakizashi, katana, jo, and tanto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wataru Akiyama
    I'd just like to know if, in the process of learning it, you also learn to use weapons. I have heard from people who have been in Aikido dojos that they learned how to use Wakizashi and Bo staffs. Before I look further into this, I'd like to know if I'm barking up the wrong tree here.
    Yes, you get to play around with big sticks in Aikido.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wataru Akiyama
    Footnote: No, I do not want to become a "Fighting Hero Samurai!!121". I want to learn how to use staffs properly.

    Thx for the clarification. If "use staffs properly" is your aim, stay away from Aikido or be prepared to wade through 1,000's of ineffective arsing around dojos before you come to a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsu
    Aikido teachis wakizashi, katana, jo, and tanto
    "Aikido" doesn't teach it you fool. Fat, hakama wearing idiots teach it. And a few, very very few, good instructors.

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    what do you look for in a "good" dojo?

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    a search function.

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    what do you mean by that?

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    By that I mean, use the search function. Dude, "what to look for in a good dojo" has been discussed endless times before.

    Here let me help you:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...&page=12&pp=15

    Read from that page onwards, and pay particular attention to Peter H. and DCS (casually scroll over the initial pleasantries between Peter and myself :). I think DCS does Iwama style Aikido which focuses on weapons.

    Look at Peter's and DCS's training methods.

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    Want to learn to use staffs properly, then take up Jodo or Some form of CMA that teaches staff. Aikido practices Kobudo for their own use of defense and principle. And going to an Aikido school for Weapons is like going to a BJJ school for strikes. They know it exists, and if they're serious they will mention the defense involved, but you won't learn to strike well in a BJJ school, nor will you learn good weapon use in Aikido schools

    Unless your instructor has experience beyond Aikido and includes extra time just for weapons themselves.
    More human than human is our motto.

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    thats well and good thank you

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