The Jo is a weapon made of Japanese White Oak and is 128 cm in length. Jodo is a traditional martial art of Japan, aimed at self defence against an attacking swordsman.
Jodo enables you to suppress your enemy’s offence and to give him a lesson without inflicting a wound in return. It is practiced mainly to mould the mind and body. Jodo aims at not merely improving your skills, but also cultivating your mind.
Jodo is the third art to come under the umbrella of the Japan Kendo Federation and is 500 years old, so is relatively new compared to Kendo.