Aikido Tendokai weapons program include qualified instruction of safe weapons classes. The study of weapons use is to enhance our students empty hand techniques as well as to encourage a more well rounded and experienced martial artist. Weapons training in Aikido is important in that it helps us learn principles of timing, combative distance, sensitivity and awareness.
Aikido students are taught how to use a bokken (wooden sword) right from the first level. Most Aikido techniques are based on sword usage due to the original instructors’ need to find a method to draw from a strength of movement which was already present in the student. Aikido students are then taught to use the jo staff as well as the tanto (wooden knife) in their subsequent training levels.
Weapons may be purchased from our dojo.