Developed by Uchida Ryogoro (1837 – 1921) this weapon is essentially an adaptation of the western walking cane and was used as civilian defence weapon. Further refined by his son, Uchida Ryohei following his appointment to a Budo committee aimed at formalising the art, the result has been twelve introductory Kata using the short stick in defence against a swordsman. Using the weapon single handed, the art is one of dynamic timing and subtlety and comprises thrusting, striking, parrying and even joint locking technique. Again the Kata represent a wealth of underlying variation available to the diligent student.
Gradings are not generally available in this art. Classes available to adults only.