Then there is the tanto. The use of the tanto is rarely taught. It is the weapon we train to strip away from someone else, but never learn to use ourselves in the classic style. At Kyuryu we have been adding more aiki tanto into our work to develop our work, and I highly suggest it.
(I keep the above beauty, a cold steel tanto next to my bed. Tis love my friends)
About a year ago and a half ago we filmed some of our tanto work at KyuRyu. Looking back on this video, it is not our best work. It was our first go at being creative outside the system I was taught. I suppose there are some nice moments in there. But I humble myself and offer our basic jam session of a tool of learning. Learn from what you like and from what you don't like. The next version will be much better - you betcha!
Now here is some cool Aiki Tanto.