Orange Belt Buki

For the first time in Tensoku Ryu you will be introduced to the use of a weapon (Buki). To achieve your Orange Belt ranking you must demonstrate proficiency at the general handling and use of the Jo weapon, including proficiency at three different (but related) Jo Kata.

Buki

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Buki No Echiketto, or Weapons Etiquette, is an essential part of all weapons utilization in a Dojo. In this article we will discuss etiquette standards and practical considerations for carrying, ...
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The Jo can be thought of as being divided into even thirds; the front, middle and back third. You can think of the weapon as a long lever or as ...
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Striking with the Jo weapon deserves some careful consideration. There is a great deal of technique and application to study. Let’s begin with some simple physics. Much of this material ...
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Blocking with the Jo weapon might seem relatively simple, but numerous things must be considered when contemplating such a block.  The first consideration is what you are blocking.  This not ...
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The Tensoku Ryu Jo Sandan Kata deals with striking using the Jo weapon. You will explore many common striking methods as well as a series of effective and fast striking ...
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Jo The Jo is a short staff weapon commonly slightly over four feet in length and about one inch in diameter. Different martial arts systems use slightly different lengths and ...
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All weapons represent the possibility of permanent injury or death to both the user of the weapons and others who are nearby.  These injuries can be the result of inappropriate ...
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