13 Jo Kata (after Saito sensei)

Uchi

Start with jo horizontal

  1. Choku tsuki (enter to front)
  2. Choku tsuki
  3. Choku tsuki
  4. Choku tsuki (from behind)
  5. Choku tsuki
  6. Choku tsuki (from behind original front)
  7. Withdraw, pull jo back, but keep in front of body
  8. Choku tsuki.
  9. Choku tsuki

Uke

Start with jo on ground

  1. Choku tsuki (irimi, offline to left to evade thrust)
  2. Hayashi gaeshi (like jodan gaeshi yokomen uchi with less block)
  3. Defensive parry to right
  4. Tsuki
  5. Hasso gaeshi defense
  6. Menuchi (moving to right to avoid his thrust)
  7. Turn, high defense, point of jo up
  8. Tsuki
  9. Put jo back behind body
  10. High parry (like gedan gaeshi, point up)
  11. High tsuki (spear)
  12. Strike down jo (move right and reverse jo, striking to left)
  13. Thrust (ribs)