What is Aikibojitsu?

The heart of Aikibojitsu is found in concentrated study of what are called Short Forms. Short Forms are formal staff patterns of precisely defined rhythm, timing, transition, and line. They comprise a focus for technical study similar in approach to Iaido, the art of drawing the sword.

Each Short Form is a significant, graspable piece of an immense and mysterious complexity, designed to highlight a particular aspect of that complexity, to give physical expression to something that otherwise would have remained invisible.

Short Forms are descriptions of the infinity of the Absolute, taking defined form not according to the whim of the practitioner, but through tracing of the hard surfaces of determinative shapes and structures that define and precede matter. Asymptotic determinants are forever shifting, ethereal, yet with respect to physical manifestation, they are immutable.

Each Short Form is an exercise in grounding, of transition and intensity, containing subtle complexities of rhythm, timing and line far beyond that which one at first sees. Some forms focus on how to run power through a complexity, while others focus on a martially applicable explosively intense focus of power. Still others focus on perfection of energy from its birth in the depths of silent stillness, to its finality as fully realized form. All forms concentrate on development of coordination and alignment and a strengthening of personal base deep within the Origin of decontracted ground.