At Roaring Fork Aikikai we teach Aikiken (the sword of Aikido) and Aikijo (the staff of Aikido) throughout our curriculum to help students to better understand the root foundations of Aikido techniques.

Training with the bokken (wooden sword) and jo (wooden staff) helps students to understand the fundamentals behind each aikido technique.  Weapons trainings develops timing, spacing, and an understanding of the line of attack.  For this reason, Roaring Fork Aikikai incorporates weapons trainings directly into adult and teen aikido class curricula.