The martial art of Jodo is a comprehensive system of techniques that employs a simple stick of tough Japanese white oak with devastating efficiency. Jodo is designed to neutralize attacks from swords or other weapons, forcing the aggressor to surrender. It's an art rooted in 4 centuries of history that continues to enjoy a large following in Japan and worldwide. We meet a Jodoka from Canada who has dedicated himself to the "way of the stick" and follow him on a journey to discover Jodo's roots.