Weapons – Aiki Ken, Jo & Tanto

Henderson Aikido offers bukiwaza classes in the Aiki Ken, Aiki Jo and Tanto. These classes are comprised of Suburi, Kata, Kumi Tachi, Kumi Jo, Dori and Nage . During these classes we do not use pads or padded weapons, only the traditional wooden Ken, Jo and Tanto. The use of the wooden weapons enhances each students ability to take care and become aware and responsive to their partners.

What are some benefits of training bukiwaza in the dojo?
• Enhances open hand techniques by maintaining proper distance and posture
• Creates an opportunity to pay close attention to timing
• Improve body posture and hanmi
• Use of Ken, Jo or Tanto improve understanding of the basic Aikido principles of movement
• Creates awareness and connection with training partners