Beginning Jodo

To start Jodo, you very simply need loose clothing and a positive attitude.  For beginners, a practice jo and a bokken can be borrowed.  Homemade weapons are not allowed to be used for safety reasons; martial arts weapons are designed and made to specific standards and from specific materials.

At present, students may start at any time; however, it is recommended that you contact the dojo before coming out so that any questions can be answered and so that we know to expect you.

If you currently have apparel for Jodo, please bring it with you.  If you have your own weapons, please let us know and we will inspect them to be sure they are safe and suitable for practice.

Please see the FAQ for additional questions and information.