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Jo, Bo & Hanbo

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
    • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Classic Woods

    Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥5,000 ~ ¥9,000

    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
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Woods

    Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Woods

    ¥28,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    4.21 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm only
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Classic Woods

    Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥4,000 ~ ¥6,000

    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: shipped within 2 business days
  • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Exotic Woods

    Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Exotic Woods

    ¥17,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    3 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm only
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Deluxe 5 or 6 Shaku Bo (151 ~ 182 cm) - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe 5 or 6 Shaku Bo (151 ~ 182 cm) - Classic Woods

    Deluxe 5 or 6 Shaku Bo (151 ~ 182 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥11,500 ~ ¥15,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    5 or 6 Shaku (151.5/181.8 cm) | Diameter: 30 mm.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Shipping: between 2 days ~ 6 weeks depending on selected options
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