JODO 杖 道
The use of the stick as a weapon is very old. Weapons of the ''SAMURAI'' like ''YARI'' (spear), ''NAGINATA'' (halberd) and also the ''KATANA'' (sword) are based on this discipline. JODO as taught in Takeda-ryu Nakamura ha, is very manifold and efficient. Locks, restraining techniques, throws are included and also stick fighting itself (where thrusts, blocks and strikes are employed). The use of a ''FUKURO-JO'' (bamboo stick) avoids injuries during ''SHIAI'' (contests).
SHUGI-JUTSU is an art that uses short sticks; it is a part of JODO. Farmers used the techniques, when they had to fight against thieves and bandits. They picked up any stick available and defended themselves.