10 Kumi Jo: The Partner Practice Drills

The 10 Kumi Jo or kumijo (組杖) is the partnered practice using a Jo Staff. Kumi Jo is also spelled as kumijō (組杖).

Kumi Jo or kumijō (組杖) literally means partnered practice form of Aikijo.

There are two types that can be categorised as Kumi Jo. The 10 Kumi Jo and 31 Kumi Jo.

The Purpose of Kumi Jo

The purpose of the Kumi jo is for the Aikidoka to get a deeper understanding of movement, balance, awase, and timing whilst using a Jo staff.

There are subtle shapes and forms in the Kumi Jo that can be applied to taijutsu.

Saito Sensei originally taught only 7 Kumi Jo(s). He added another three Kumi Jo movements that are similar to the 7 ken tai jo movements.

Here are the videos on the 10 Kumi Jo

1 to 5 Kumi Jo by Morihiro Saito Sensei

6 to 10 Kumi Jo by Morihiro Saito Sensei

Click HERE To Book Your FREE Trial Class

Kumijo Hitohira Saito Sensei

source: Nat Geo

Stephanie Yap Sensei and Kaspar Jensen Sensei


Click HERE To Book Your FREE Trial Class

Read and learn more about Aikido:

Learn and do the 20 Minute Aikido Practice

Learn Japanese in an Aikido Class

Subscribe To My Newsletter


Donec fringilla nunc eu turpis dignissim, at euismod sapien tincidunt.