Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff
Dave Lowry Sensei
Ohara Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-89750-116-0 192 pages $11.95
A practitioner of Shindo Muso Ryu jodo, Dave Lowry presents an introduction to the history and technique of the jo, a traditional Japanese four-foot long staff. Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff, however, focuses on Aiki-jo methods that are practiced in some forms of aikido, which is the most easily accessible form of jo training for individuals living outside of Japan. As the result, aikido throws relating to the jo are also featured.
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