Yari 槍

Spear. Morihei UESHIBA is said to have trained intensively in the use of the spear during the AYABE period in the early 1920s. He may have had some formal training in this weapon earlier while studying GOTO-HA YAGYU SHINGAN-RYU JUJUTSU.

Josh Gold

I am Executive Editor of Aikido Journal and co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo. I began my aikido journey in 1991 under Haruo Matsuoka and am honored to have been his direct disciple for the last 27 years.

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