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The Capital Area Jodokai
The Capital Area Jodokai
Japanese Cultural Institute Panelist

The Capital Area Jodokai is a proud member of the Capital Area Budokai, and we practice Shindo Muso Ryu, a traditional Japanese martial art that is over 400 years old.  The main focus of the art is the staff, or Jo, though we also practice sword several ancillary arts including cane, truncheon (jutte), and sickle-and-chain (kusarigama).  The jo has traditionally been taught to police, and is still taught to police in Japan, today.  The Capital Area Jodokai studies under the direction of Dan Pearson Sensei, our Chief Instructor, a student of the late Kaminoda Tsunemori Sensei.