Bo which is a staff is a weapon used in Japanese Martial Arts for Bojutsu. Chinese Martial Arts used the term staff or gun in Kung fu or gongfu, wushu or traditional. Bo Staff is the common term now used. A Bo Staff can be made from a variety of wood such as wax wood, red oak, white oak, rattan, graphite, teak wood,etc. A bo staff can also be made of foam rubber over pvc,or even metal. The Bo Staff range from heavy to light weight, from rigid to highly flexible, and can be single tapered, double tapered or just a straight staff. See our selection. We also carry 3 piece graphite bo, 3 section staffs, and 2 section staffs.
So you want to master bo staff? Or, even just learn a few cool moves and basics – this is the Complete Beginner’s Guide to Bo Staff. You’ve found the right place to start.
Find the perfect martial arts practice weapons here. We carry swords for all styles from the samurai sword to the kung fu broadsword. You can also find wooden weapons like the bokken and kali escrima stick as well as the bo staff and hanbo. If you would like to display your weapons in the office or dojo we carry a full line of oak weapon displays. For those who travel to tournaments we also have carrying cases for a variety of weapons from the sai to the tonfa.
The grandfather of all weapons is the bo staff. The beginnings of the bo staff are lost in antiquity. But its effectiveness is well known. Understand this particular weapon and you will strengthen your empty hand skills. In addition when you need to defend yourself it can help even out the odds even when you do not have your weapon handy any pole or broom stick will do nicely. But first you need to practice with the real thing. In ancient China the bo staff was one of the first weapons taught to the student. As it forms the basis of all other long range weapons. Typically and depending ones style and techniques the bo staff demands strong snappy motions. The staff helps the student learn to use his body and to twist the waist all while having good footwork. Proper training with the bo staff helps to strengthen the muscles in the forearms, waist and shoulders. Regardless of what martial art style a person studies or trains in a solid training in bo staff techniques will certainly enhance your empty hand skills.