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Jo, Bo & Hanbo

Average rating: 4.9/5 - 134 customer reviews

About Our Bo, Jo & Hanbo

The wooden weapons proposed by Seido are manufactured by one of the last four traditionnal workshop in the south of Japan, in the region of Miyakonojo (Kyushu), Horinouchi, Nidome, Matsuzaki and Aramaki (learn more about the workshops on our Artisans Presentation Page).

The Jo measures 4.21 Shaku or 127.6 cm and Bo measures 5 (151.5 cm) or 6 Shaku (181.8 cm) while Hanbo is much shorter, 3 Shaku (90.9 cm). While in Aikido, Jo is the most used, Hanbo is also increasingly used for closer range work such as self defense. All our  Hanbo and Jo are available in red oak (Akagashi), white oak (Shirakashi), Isu no Ki, Sunuke and Tsubaki (camellia Japonica). Bo are available in red and white oak only. You can refer to the page "How to choose your Bokken / Wood" to help you make your choice.

All Bo, Jo and Hanbo can be engraved within our facilities within a few days.
Finally, all Jo can be ordered painted (urethane) or unvarnished. Unvarnished weapons require more maintenance but their touch is without comparison. Unvarnished weapons are significantly more expensive because of the finer polishing and treatment with camellia oil.

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  • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥6,500 ~ ¥12,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak, White Oak or Isu no Ki
    4.21 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm, 27 mm or 30 mm.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    94 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Woods

    ¥26,000 ~ ¥29,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    4.21 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm only
    Unvarnish finish only
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4 customer reviews
  • Tanbo (45~60 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥3,250 ~ ¥6,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak and White Oak
    Diameter: 24 mm, 27 mm or 30 mm.
    Shape: round or oval
    1.5 to 2 shaku 45.5 cm to 60.6 cm
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    2 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥5,000 ~ ¥7,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak, White Oak or Isu no Ki
    3 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm, 27 mm or 30 mm.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    13 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Exotic Woods

    ¥16,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    3 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm only
    Unvarnish finish only
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    1 customer review
  • Deluxe Judo Jo (100 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥6,000 ~ ¥8,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak, White Oak or Isu no Ki
    3.3 Shaku (100 cm | Diameter: 25 mm only.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Ideal as an Aikido or Jodo Jo for kids!
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    2 customer reviews
  • Deluxe 5 or 6 Shaku Bo (151 or 182 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥11,000 ~ ¥17,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    Length: 5 or 6 Shaku (151.5/181.8 cm)
    Diameter: 24 mm (8 bu), 27 mm (9 bu) or 30 mm (1 sun).
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Shipping: between 2 days ~ 20 weeks depending on selected options

    15 customer reviews
  • Deluxe 5 or 6 Shaku Hakkaku Octagonal Bo (151 or 182 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥14,000 ~ ¥21,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Octagonal shape.
    Red Oak or White Oak
    5 or 6 Shaku (151.5/181.8 cm) | Diameter: 30 mm.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Custom Made Jo - Short (92~127 cm)

    ¥9,000 ~ ¥22,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    Length: from 92 cm to 127.6 cm
    Diameter: from 21 mm to 36 mm.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    1 customer review
  • Custom Made Jo - Long (128~151 cm)

    ¥13,000 ~ ¥22,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    Length: from 128 cm to 151 cm
    Diameter: from 21 mm to 33 mm.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Made to order: ~20 weeks

    2 customer reviews
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