The Aiki Jo developed by Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei) is a method of using Japanese staff techniques to teach the principles of Aikido.
The 31 Jo Kata is a staff form that was taught by O-Sensei in Iwama. It was preserved by Saito Sensei and now forms part of of the Iwama Ryu Aikido syllabus.
The 31 Kumijo is the partner practice of the 31 count Jo kata. The Jo is the wooden staff used in Aikido. There are a total of 7 parts to the 31 Kumijo. Each of the sections can be performed separately or joined up together as shown in this video.
Below is a list of the 31 Kumijo broken down into sections:
Section 1-3 – https://youtu.be/rZadUjb1zZ4
Section 4-6 – https://youtu.be/Fz_XFma18EY
Section 7-12 – https://youtu.be/7jVutwJ2uAQ
Section 13-17 – https://youtu.be/zrM1839208w
Section 17-22 – https://youtu.be/zPPHLD35dJE
Section 22-27 – https://youtu.be/yjKfcV7Dzb4
Section 27-31 – https://youtu.be/KCA6sIRreFI
All Sections 1-31 – https://youtu.be/ks7kq-msAOg
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Please note that this video is a resource for students. The techniques shown must only be performed under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
Impact Intermezzo by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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