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Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round Bo 1.25" x 60" (5ft)
Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round Bo 1.25" x 60" (5ft)


 
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Staff, Round, 1-1/4"x5'(60") Bo, Hickory, 2 Layers Laminated
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A 6 ft (1.8 m) bō is sometimes called a rokushakubō (六尺棒: ろくしゃくぼう). This name derives from the Japanese words roku (六: ろく), meaning "six"; shaku (尺: しゃく); and bō. Shaku is a Japanese measurement equivalent to 30.3 centimeters (0.994 ft). Thus, rokushakubō refers to a staff about 6-shaku (1.82 m; 5.96 feet) long. This thickness allows the user to make a tight fist around it in order to block and counter an attack. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/ Hanbōjutsu, the art of wielding the hanbō, is a focus in several martial arts including the Kukishin-ryū koryū classical school of martial arts, and Kukishinden-ryū, one of the nine schools of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Part of the importance in using this length is that it is approximately that of a walking cane. Although techniques with a cane in this ryū-ha utilize pulling or hooking and possess one rounded end, that they invariably function the same as a hanbō in all other respects. The hanbō can be used as a means of striking, restraining or even throwing someone. It is useful to know because sticks are abundant and can be picked up if attacked. Masaaki Hatsumi says that one who wishes to be a swordsman should first master hanbō techniques, since it can be held and utilized in a similar fashion to a Japanese sword (but without the cutting edge). When utilized properly (parrying by deflecting the sword by striking the flat parts of the blade), it was more than capable of defeating a katana. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

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Round bo (5ft) April 8, 2019
Reviewer: Damien from Qld Australia  
Great thanks. Keep up the great work.

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Very pleased August 8, 2018
Reviewer: Trey Crumley from Sautee Nacoochee , GA United States  
Great staffs!

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Sturdy Staff July 4, 2018
Reviewer: Garrett from FL United States  
Strong pole, smashed coconuts and broke bamboo with no damage to staff. Looks good too.

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1.25" x 5ft Hickory Bo June 7, 2018
Reviewer: Sheldon Abe from AIEA, HI United States  
My Bo Staff from Purple Heart Armory is just what I wanted and better.  The end grain for both pieces are parallel to each other, other then co!or, it looks like a solid piece.  In action, it feels alive, strong and fast.  Keep up the good wood work Purple Heart! I am happy with my Bo!



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Laminated staff January 3, 2018
Reviewer: Carol Leggett from Whigham, GA United States  
Very nicely made, prompt service, high quality material

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