Jo Do (Shinto Muso-Ryu Jo Jutsu)
Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo is a traditional martial art from Japan that has been passed down through generations for over 400 years. This martial art emphasizes the use of a staff (jo) and a short stick (tanjo) as weapons, and teaches practical techniques for self-defense as well as for personal development.
The history of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo dates back to the 17th century, when the founder, Muso Gonnosuke, developed this martial art after being defeated in a sword fight by the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Muso Gonnosuke realized that he needed a new weapon that could counter Musashi's two-sword style, and developed the techniques for using the jo and tanjo.
Training in Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo provides many benefits, both physical and mental. Practitioners develop strength, balance, and coordination through the practice of the techniques, which involve strikes, blocks, and joint locks. The martial art also emphasizes proper breathing and posture, which can help improve overall health and well-being.
In addition to the physical benefits, Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo also helps develop mental focus, discipline, and self-confidence. The practice of this martial art requires concentration and attention to detail, which can help improve cognitive skills and enhance personal growth. Furthermore, the emphasis on respect for oneself and others fosters a positive and supportive community of practitioners.
At our dojo in Athens, GA, we provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students.