Master Saito s Jo techniques are considered the best of the best. In fact it is said that he obviously favored this weapon over most others because of its practicality. The Master not only teaches the basic simple techniques but he also will show you many advanced combinations and take aways that are unbelievable and his skill smoothness and skill level are top shelf. He also teaches the original version of Aikido s Jo Kata teaching each of the 31 moves in three different directions so that you can see each and every nuisance of the moves. The Jo is such a versatile weapon only after watching a master like Master Saito perform the throws locks pins and much more can you appreciate its value. Many Police forces around the world have have employed the usage of this weapon especially for their mounted horse patrols. This DVD also has the master demonstrating and as well teaching a class of foreign students the usage of the jo and this is in full color while the first portion is in B/W and was shot at the same time as his 5 volume book set was photographed.