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Hickory Tanjo
This is a very strong cane and one of our best sellers. Custom engraving is possible with your schools logo or quote.

History of the Tanjo

Uchida Ryu Tanjo Jutsu, Short Stick, was developed in the Meiji Period (late 1800s - early 1900s), and used to be referred to as "Sutteki" Jutsu. At the time, walking sticks were in vogue (in Japanese, "Sutteki"), and the Tanjo was basically the same dimensions.

Tanjo Jutsu was the precursor of Keibo-jutsu, the baton techniques taught and used for law enforcement developed in the 1930s. Tanjo Jutsu (or Tanjojutsu) is also incorporated into Taiho Jutsu, a system of "Arrrest Techniques" taught internationally to law enforcement professionals.

Tanjo jutsu includes strikes mainly to the head and forearm. However, there are many more techniques used by the police (Keijo jutsu) such as arm locks, arm bars, strangles, chokes, strikes with butt of the baton, releases and a technique similar to Tai Atari. Not only are there more techniques in Keijo jutsu, but the stick itself is quite different. The police stick has a leather loop at the end, which is looped around the thumb and around the back of the hand, allowing for a firm grip that is not easily torn out of the hand. Keijo jutsu continued to develop during the 1960`s, and the US Navy contributed to the techniques because they had their own system of using the baton.

For further information go to the excellent school http://www.shindomusoryu.com/tanjojutsu.htm

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Basic use of the Tanjo.
  • The shaft is Solid Impact Grade American Hickory Harwood.
  • Tapers from 1" to 3/4".
  • The knob is made of Jatoba Cherry Hardwood.
  • A tan no-slip blunt is included.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great service and high quality product April 1, 2019
Reviewer: Richard Boyd from Chapel Hill, NC United States  
Great personalized service and high quality product

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Crisp Whacker October 12, 2018
Reviewer: Swordsman from USA  
This Tanjo by Purpleheart Armoury is a crisp whacker!  at .8 pounds it has heft yet is very light and quick.  The hickory is strong.  The cherry pummel has nice color is solid and snugly mounted.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 for collection AND practice July 18, 2017
Reviewer: Nam MERLIN from Riom, Auvergne France  
as the description, you can use it for reenactment and training. It's as strong as a Jo.
But I think you need to oil it or add something to protect the wood from weither.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome Tanjo June 8, 2016
Reviewer: Malcolm Folmar from Rancho Cordova, CA United States  
Well crafted and finished, a pleasure to carry on the evening strolls about the neighborhood.  Feels extremely solid and stable.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Beautiful and useful as a weapon January 28, 2016
Reviewer: Waveskiboy from Souther California  
I practice an ancient koryu art called Shindo Musu Ryu Jojutsu, which has an associated art of Uchida Ryu Tanjojutsu.  While we practice the tanjo arts with balsa tanjo for safety, these tanjo from Purple Heart are beautiful and absolutely effective as weapons.  Perfect for performances or gifts, or as a walking stick/weapon.  Beautifully made and finished.  A weapon work of art.

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