Date & Time: Every Thursday 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Class Fee: $15 (Iaido students get $5 discount)
We are offering a workshop in Shinto Muso Ryu (SMR) jodo. Jodo is a stick-fighting art that dates back several hundred years. Its original purpose was non-lethal control of a swordsman. Jodo developed as a law-enforcement practice during the Edo Period (1602-1868). Policemen in Japan today still practice it.
Jodo consists solely of two-person kata practice, in which the swordsman attacks but is subdued by the person wielding the stick. Jodo practice includes some light contact, but no grappling or free-sparring.
Our jodo workshop is conducted under the supervision of Dan Pearson, a menkyo (license-holder) certified by the Nihon Jodokai (Tokyo) under Shihan Kaminoda Tsunemori. Peter Boylan, Zen Ken Renmei Jodo 4th dan, also supervises the practice. The workshop leader is Deborah Klens-Bigman.