Does Aikido have any staff work?
Martial Arts and Self-Defense

Does Aikido have any staff work?

As an Aikido enthusiast, I've always been curious about whether Aikido incorporates any staff work into its practice. After some research, I discovered that indeed, Aikido does include staff work, specifically with the use of the "jo," a wooden staff about four feet long. Training with the jo helps practitioners develop their body movements, fluidity, and coordination. It also teaches the fundamental principles of Aikido, such as maintaining balance, blending with an opponent's energy, and redirecting force. Overall, practicing with the jo in Aikido not only enhances our martial art skills but also deepens our understanding of its core concepts.

Caspian Fothergill