Bo Jutsu is the name given to Okinawan & Japanese stick fighting, using the 6’ staff. Bo Jutsu used to be an integral component of Shotokan Karate before WW2, but was dropped from the system after the Japanese surrender, so that the occupation authorities would allow the practise of Karate.
Ian has been studying Bo Jutsu for over 30 years and is the Bo Instructor at the KUGB Torbay and Lancaster courses, as well as teaching at various clubs around the country.
We have decided that the last Thursday of each month will be dedicated to the study of the Bo, and over the winter months we will hope that the seniors will reach a good standard.
- Lessons will include:
- Nigiri - Grip, to cover normal holding and reverse grip holding, to include Kamae (ready postures).
- Bo Kihon - Blocks, Strikes and Thrusts.
- Basic Kumi-Bo - Fighting with a partner. Will include ‘Tanbo’ training (Short Stick).
- Bo Kata - We will start with ‘Sunakake no Kon’ and its Bunkai (fighting applications).
Bo Jutsu is not a seperate study but should be considered an extension of your normal Karate training.