Bo and Jo staffs are the perfect introductory weapon, and have traditionally been used in Japanese Martial Arts.
The Jo staff are often used for striking, blocking and sweeping opponents.
Before you go out and purchase a staff, you need to understand the differences between a Bo staff and a Jo staff.
Within the martial arts environment the staff is a weapon and can fall into two categories: the Bo or the Jo.
The Bo is generally a longer design whereas the Jo is a shorter version.
If you are looking for a high quality Jo Staff, we suggest looking for one that is crafted from Natural Rattan with an Untapered Design. However, if you can’t find any stockists of rattan jo staffs, then the foam padded jo staffs are also really good – check out the product we love below
These competition Rattan Jo staffs are exceptionally durable and well made
Shape: Straight – Generally 25-28mm in diameter
They also come in the following sizes