Based on weapons principles handed down by O-Sensei, the 36 jyo basics are the foundation of Chiba Sensei's training with the jyo, 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 is 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." - TK Chiba
About TK Chiba:
Chiba sensei was an uchi deshi (live in student) of the founder of Aikido for 7 years until he was dispatched to England to spread the art. He later settled in San Diego where he lived out the rest of his life. Having been active in Aikido for 50 years, he was respected as one of the most proficient at the art.