The Uchida Ryu Tanjojutsu:
Incorporated into the SMRJ during a period of civil unrest and political assassination, the tanjo, literally "half-Jo was named after its' creator Uchida Ryogoro. Effective, the art was also named "sutekki" (stick) jutsu (art). The series of movements again reflect very direct names to explain movements. This is usually the first of the collected arts taught to a Jodo practitioner on shidachi. Uchidachi is still reserved for the senior student or teacher to assist in the learning process. There are wonderul lessons in maai (combative distance) and basic movement. The taisabaki (side stepping movement) tend to be a bit larger than in waza using the Jutte.
We hope to discuss this incredible history and and the Uchidas in other articles on our site.