Jo-Jutsu

“Science of the stick – such a simple thing, but devastating in a trained hand”

Sensei ‘the Jackal’

This section covers:

  • Basic handling – thrusts, strikes, blocks, locks & strangles
  • Striking combinations

Basic handling

Single handed downwards strike

Quarter Strikes x 6

  1. Down
  2. Right
  3. Left
  4. Descending down
  5. Rising groin
  6. Short quarter, short quarter

Strikes x 9

  1. Single cross
  2. Single round
  3. Single down
  4. Single rising
  5. Circular down
  6. Double handed down
  7. Double handed cross
  8. Double handed round
  9. Double handed rising

Thrusts x 20

  1. Front
  2. Right
  3. Left
  4. Back
  5. Throwing thrust front
  6. Throwing thrust right
  7. Throwing thrust left
  8. Throwing thrust back
  9. Descending thrust to ground
  10. Single handed strike to ground
  11. One handed under Arm thrust to ground
  12. Bar thrust
  13. One handed underarm front thrust
  14. One handed under Arm reverse grip front thrust
  15. One handed under Arm reverse grip round house hook
  16. One handed underarm rear thrust
  17. One handed over shoulder rear thrust
  18. Long thrust
  19. Double long thrust
  20. Drop to knee double long thrust

Blocks x 21

  1. Single handed rising block
  2. Single handed Reverse rising block
  3. Double handed rising
  4. Double handed cross grip rising
  5. Rising bar block
  6. Bar block right
  7. Bar block left
  8. Descending bar block
  9. Over shoulder forearm block right
  10. Over shoulder forearm block left
  11. Double handed geden
  12. Outside Scooping block high left
  13. Inside scooping block high left
  14. Outside Scooping block low left
  15. Inside scooping block low left
  16. Outside Scooping block high right
  17. Inside scooping block high right
  18. Outside Scooping block low right
  19. Inside scooping block low right
  20. Striking parry right
  21. Striking parry left

Locks & strangles x 16

  1. Bar lock on arm, jo against chest
  2. Bar lock on arm, jo against neck
  3. Hadaka jimi with jo
  4. Arm up, rear strangle with jo
  5. Rear cross hand strangle
  6. Rear Head pushing strangle
  7. Rear Knee pushing strangle
  8. Front cross hand strangle
  9. Front head pushing
  10. Front knee pushing
  11. Bar on wrist
  12. On floor fig 4 arm lock
  13. On floor across ankles
  14. On floor across cervical spine
  15. On floor across wrist
  16. Short end against nerves

Striking combinations

Syllabus combinations

  1. Cross, circular head combination
  2. Downward QS – thrust to throat
  3. Rising strike to groin -middle thrust
  4. Rising strike to groin – two handed downwards
  5. Long thrust – rising qs
  6. Downward quarter strike -cross quarter strike
  7. Circular head strike – spinning reverse middle thrust
  8. Reverse grip descending strike to foot, rising short thrust to throat – reverse grip groin strike
  9. 3 QS combination (downward, cross, cross)
  10. Cross strike, under arm thrust
  11. Forward roll – cross strike to knee – middle thrust – stand descending strike to attackers groin as they lay prone
  12. Roundhouse kick to knee –spinning cross to head – short thrust
  13. Reverse rising heel kick – reverse thrust –over arm thrust – turning quarter strike

Additional combinations

  1. Downwards QS – descending downwards as step – turning thrust
  2. Downwards QS – thrust – rising strike to groin
  3. Bar thrust to face – QS head, QS groin
  4. Cross strike – under arm short thrust – single handed descending
  5. Cross strike – roundhouse strike
  6. QS –Thrust –QS
  7. Downwards wrist – throwing thrust – descending downwards
  8. Single handed cross strike – spinning cross strike other hand – double downwards
  9. Cross strike – roundhouse – downwards QS

Unarmed vs Jo

Locks and take downs

Kata

There are 6 kata in the Fudoshin Jo Syllabus:

  • Jo Dachi no kata
  • Jo Kata Sho
  • Jo Kata Ni
  • Jo Kata San
  • Jo Kata Yon
  • Jo Kata Go

View and learn the Jo Kata of the British Fudoshin Association.

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