Takeda Ryu Jojutsu
Due to the long history as a weapon the stick dispose of manifold possibilities mostly hidden for the layman. The Stick Fighting was the precursor of any discipline with stabbing and slashing weapons.
Jojutsu is therefore the prior discipline to gain experience in armed combat.
Overcoming of fear, development of courage and basic movement coordination or rather manual capabilities in using the stick will be acquired.
On higher level the so called Fukuro Jo - a bamboo stick wrapped in textile - is used in competitions. Strikes, levers and throws compose the repertoire of this discipline.
The stick as weapon should not be underestimated. The variable grip offers a broad number of attack and defence possibilities. Quite contrary, an experienced master in Jojutsu is more than a match for the sword.
A short summary you find here.