We began study of the Ki Aikido Jo Kata #1 at the Hartland Club last week. We made it as far as movement number 8 (of 22) and we'll see if we can progress to number 10 next week. We'll be doing a lot more work with the jo this year. If you don't own a jo, don't worry - the club has a few extras so you can borrow one. Just to get you into the mood, here is another inspirational video from one the great contemporary Ki Aikido masters of the jo, Kashiwaya sensei.