Weapons

Weapons

Aikido Weapons Program

The weapons division of Aikido de la Montagne offers a five-level curriculum for the study of the jo (stick) and the bokken (wooden sword). Under the direction of Berthiaume Sensei, this program aims to preserve the legacy of Kanai Sensei in the arts of the jo and the bokken.

The number of hours required to complete each level applies to students who are new to these arts. Students with previous experience may apply for an equivalence in order to obtain a level certification in a shorter time.

Weapons Curriculum

Level 1 (150 hours, minimum 1.5 years)

Boken

  • 8 suburis

Jo

  • 37 suburis

Level 2 (150 hours, minimum 1.5 years after level 1)

Boken

  • Kumitachis 1 to 5

Jo

  • Kata 9 (both sides)
  • Kata 14 (both sides)

Level 3 (150 hours, minimum 1.5 years after level 2)

Boken

  • Kumitachis 6 to 10
  • Kumitachis variations 1 to 5

Jo

  • Kata 35

Level 4 (150 hours, minimum 1.5 years after level 3)

Boken

  • Kumitachis variations 6 to 10
  • Kumitachis counters 1 to 5

Jo

  • Kata 35 (both sides)

Level 5 (150 hours, minimum 1.5 years after level 4)

Boken

  • Kumitachis counters 6 to 10
  • Boken vs. Jo

Jo

  • Kata 11 (both sides)
  • Kata 23 (both sides)