The 6 Jo Kata

The 6 Jo Kata

Here are the movements conatined within the 6 Jo Kata (Roku no jō) as practiced in Iwama style bukiwaza (weapons techniques)

Beginning is Tsuki no kamae

1. Choku-tsuki (direct thrust) flowing to:
2. A high defensive parry to protect the head, whilst moving rear right flowing to:
3. Shōmen uchikomi (front-of-the-head stepping strike) flowing to:
4. Drawing the Jo to the rear left corner flowing to:
5. Gedan-gaeshi (low counter) flowing to:
6. Tsuki no kamae