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Jodo

Jodo

“The Way of the Staff”. Jodo, a Japanese art of the staff, is designed to defend against the sword. Its spirit is not to injure the opponent but utilize the techniques that demonstrate the true versatility of the weapon.

Originating in Fukuoka, Jodo matured during the Meiji and Taisho periods. In 1968, Jodo became an art under the All Japan Kendo Federation curriculum. Today, Jodo demonstrations are held throughout Japan and practiced worldwide. Jodo activities in Canada are overseen by the Canadian Kendo Federation.

Judo

Practitioners will learn Jodo in a non-competitive environment using kata-based partner training. Jodo techniques include: striking, thrusting, blocking, parrying, pinning, and sweeping. Through Jodo, one learns dexterity of movement and the development of the mind, body, and spirit. The art is suitable for adults and youth.

Beginners need only wear loose clothing. A limited supply of jo (wooden staff) and bokken (wooden sword) are available.

The Jodo program instructors are Kevin Hyatt (4th Dan) and David Lee (4th Dan) with assistant instructor Marianne Matchuk (3rd Dan).

Schedule

Day Time Age Level
Tuesday 9:15-10:30pm Adult, Senior & Youth General
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm Adult, Senior & Youth General

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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5
(416) 441-2345