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Staff, Laminated Hickory, Round 1.25" x 72" (6ft)
Staff, Laminated Hickory, Round 1.25" x 72" (6ft)


 
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This series of staves are made with 2 layers of impact grade hickory laminated together to form a strong, straight and defect free staff. This is the best wood possible for martial arts use. The hickory is strong, yet it is flexible to not be brittle when struck against other equipment. We hand oil at least 2 coat of a boiled linseed/mineral spirits mixture.


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.

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5 of 5 Amazing Work and Timing December 22, 2023
Reviewer: Vincent Shepherd from Springdale, AR United States  
Even with Thanksgiving delaying my order they shipped my order within 3 and a half weeks, and we're very prompt in responding to my query on the slightly delayed shipping.  Thank you so much!

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3 of 5 6 foot staff July 7, 2023
Reviewer: Mark Manbeck  
Staff came pretty well finished with a few minor dings but when I received the staff it had a pretty significant bend. Probably from shipping but disappointing none the less; other than that the bow is strong and works well for what I need

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5 of 5 5 star, staff was straight and solid. July 7, 2023
Reviewer: Norman Eide from Fresno , CA United States  


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5 of 5 The staff is beautiful May 23, 2023
Reviewer: WP from Albuquerque, NM United States  
The staff is beautiful and well made.  It's sturdy and well balanced.  No buyers remorse here.  Thanks.

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5 of 5 6' Staff August 29, 2022
Reviewer: Briston Lowry from Watonga, OK United States  
For my purposes the texture of this staff is perfect.  My practice requires me to slide the Bo through my hands when it is pulled back.  This Bo does this well.  The tendency with other Bo's is they stick in your hands.  The Hickory is Solid to boot!  I will be purchasing again.

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