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  1. DCS is offline
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    There are different approaches to Aikido weapons: from no weapons to a lot of them.

    Probably Iwama style is the more weapon oriented version of Aikido. At the dojo i train about the half of training time is weapons training. The main weapons are jo (about 130 cm. staff) and bokken (wooden sword). Some tanto (knife) and more rarely shuriken (darts).

    Here are two clips of typical Iwama style weapons techniques:

    http://www.aikidojournal.com/downloa...ia=video&id=21

    http://www.iwamaivanovo.ru/video/bukiwaza_2005.wmv (lol at 0:54)

    There are another Aikido styles with weapons training. The schools "founded" by people like Saotome, Chiba, Tissier, Nishio, Hikitsuchi and more others have weapons training to different degrees. There is not, afaik, an official Aikikai position about the weapons in Aikido training, and the techniques don't share the same sources. Some are from the founder, some from previous experience and/or crosstraining in weapon arts, some developed by the instructor...

    So i have seen Aikido with bokken, jo, tanto, wakizashi, bo, hanbo, tambo, tessen and shuriken.

    The weapons training you can receive in Aikido will vary depending the affiliation of the instructor and his personal preferences.

    I hope this helps.

    BTW, i found some time ago this post in another forum. Like everything in the internet, take it with a grain of salt...
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    From what I've seen, there aren't many Aikido dojos on LI, and from the few I've seen, they're mainly the flower arranging type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanukah Harry
    From what I've seen, there aren't many Aikido dojos on LI, and from the few I've seen, they're mainly the flower arranging type.
    Something I've begun to notice from searching the web...which negates me doing this, now.
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    Don't you go to school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanukah Harry
    Don't you go to school?
    Reporting from my laptop right now at break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wataru Akiyama
    Reporting from my laptop right now at break.

    Missing out on the fun that is high school, your table is ready.
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    For the most part, Aikido uses weapons to help teach/understand empty-handed technique. So really, you aren't learning how to use that weapon (in an offensive sense) but rather getting a better understanding on how the empty-handed techniques are supposed to work and feel. This is because Aikido is derived (arguably) from iai/kenjutsu.
    "Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." -A. Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEtrainer
    Missing out on the fun that is high school, your table is ready.
    Hahaha oh man I hope you're being sarcastic.

    Edit: welp, gotta go, back to learning where the hell X is. The X is right above the goddamn Triangle for chrissakes
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