Weapons

In Shin Shin Toistu Aikido we practice with three traditional Japanese weapons.

  1. The Bokken (wooden sword)
  2. Jo (staff)
  3. Tanto (wooden knife)

Through vigorous or gentle practice we learn to coordinate mind and body with a weapon and how to Extend Ki through a weapon. Once this skill is learned students can apply the same pricinples to any object they hold in daily life.