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Tanjo, Espresso Stained Hickory
Tanjo, Espresso Stained Hickory

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Hickory Tanjo

Espresso Stained Hickory shaft and Jatoba Pommel.

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 "Arrest Styles" 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

See Sizing tab for more information.
  • 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: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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3 of 5 Good material and strong, but July 20, 2023
Reviewer: Michael from CA United States  
The description says it is 39 inches long and tapers from 1 inch to 3/4. At 4 inches from the tip, the diameter is 7/8 inch, then it tapers to 3/4 in the remaining 4 inches. (Picture a half -sharpened pencil shape.) So when I cut it to size for use as a cane, I removed a significant amount of taper and the rubber tips I got no longer fit.

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5 of 5 April 26, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NEW YORK, NY United States  
Great quality Tanjo, love it.

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5 of 5 Excellent craftsmanship March 2, 2023
Reviewer: Ryan Wilson from West Roxbury, MA United States  
I'm quite happy with my tanjo.

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5 of 5 Another win for PHA....! June 23, 2022
Reviewer: DevilDog22 from APO, AP United States  
PHA flawlessly executed the prompt and safe delivery of a beautiful and wickedly effective Tanjo to those of us out on the far western edges of the Pacific...This will be proudly used & displayed along with some of their other top-notch training tools in our dojo to include mokaju, jo, and bokken....Thanks PHA...!!!

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5 of 5 August 9, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from St Louis, MO United States  

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