Based on weapons principles handed down by O-Sensei, the 36 Jyo Basics are the foundation of Chiba Sensei's training with the jo, or wooden staff. The original sequences, filmed in 1989, feature dynamic demonstrations by Chiba Sensei with his students. Each technique is clearly presented with Chiba Sensei's calligraphy and English subtitles. Now organized in DVD format with user-friendly menus, this production is a valuable training tool for those seriously studying Chiba Sensei's weapons system.
“Aikido is a way to cultivate the growth and integration of human beings with the universe based on traditional Japanese martial arts. The techniques and exercises presented in this DVD are those most practiced under my direction in the USAF Western Region… I shall be very happy if this DVD helps viewers to further and deepen their understanding and love for the art. I am thankful to my teacher and the countless people before me whose work still provides me with inexhaustible joy and inspiration.”
T.K. Chiba, Shihan, 8th Dan
Chair of the Senior Council, USAF Western Region
Technical Director, Birankai International