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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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5 of 5 Excellent September 3, 2022
Reviewer: James Huffaker from Thornwood, NY United States  


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5 of 5 Bo staff, excellent quality July 5, 2022
Reviewer: Kelly Beard  
Staff is great quality and arrived in terrific con

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5 of 5 January 18, 2022
Reviewer: Tim from NY, United States  
Excellent product. It was exactly what I wanted and came custom made to my requested specs. Shipping took longer then expected, but this was not the fault of the company, regardless they were nice enough to refund my shipping cost to make it right which I thought spoke volumes about their company. Would deff purchase from them again. These are good people.

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5 of 5 Quality Product, Fast Shipping January 26, 2021
Reviewer: Nick from Georgia  
The staff I received was well made. Very solid, dense wood, seems perfectly straight (which is more than I can say about a red oak staff I purchased elsewhere), and the custom engraving I requested came out exactly like I wanted, despite using non-english characters. It was also shipped relatively quickly.

Only thing I could nitpick about is the finish isn't very apparent, the wood has a very natural look and feel to it. I was expecting a thicker, shinier finish so I bought some tung oil & sandpaper separately.

Quality product for the price though, would recommend / purchase again if needed.

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5 of 5 November 23, 2020
Reviewer: from Albany, Oregon  


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