When thrusting with the Aiki Jo remember to project out. Also remember to extend downward with the feet to connect to the earth. Stabilize and root for a very solid base.
The shoulders are down, elbows in, knees bent and ready to absorb.
When thrusting, feel the compressed back anchoring foot. The back hip and shoulder receive this tension as the lower torso initiates the release to push through the center as the body goes forward.
Do not over commit the thrust, stay in control, completely aligned and balanced.