What Is Bojutsu Training Like?
Bojutsu is the use of the six-foot stick in the martial arts. Training with this historical training tool involves postures, strikes, and formal kata to teach the lessons.
In our taijutsu training the bo (stick) is also used to teach distance.
In the martial arts, as the body moves, there are certain “laws” in play- distance, timing, balance, and rhythm, and regarding distance the stick is used to help understand this and see it as the stick is a fixed length. Timing is also taught, the stick as a way to see and learn the timing of footwork-using it in-time with the stick and distance.
Practicing this through the study of postures, strikes, ukemi, and kata- which teach the strategy and methods of the stick as used by the samurai.