Deluxe Hickory/Ipe Jo Staff. 48" 1,1/8" For Martial Arts
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This is a 100% handmade Wooden Jo Staff. This is an upgrade to a common bamboo or rattan staff. The Jo Staff is a traditional Okinawan training tool used in Kobudo style martial arts. These staffs are 48 inches in length. Its diameter is a constant 1,/8 inch through out its length making this a substantial jo staff.
The materials consist of beautiful hickory on either side and an extremely heavy ipe wood down the center for added straitness and beauty and weight. Hickory is the heaviest available indigenous north american wood. Ipe wood is twice as hard as ipe on the wood hardness scale. This Jo staff does not have any appreciable wobble, flex or hand shock.
This jo staff is recommended for all possible dojo uses as it is stronger then even solid hickory. It combines the best impact qualities of hickory with the extra heft and weight from of ipe in the center of the staff. It is about the toughest available and this combination of woods, and is a beautiful and functional combination. Is amazing for any use including strength training, two person drills, perfecting proper technique due to its increased weight, kata, and for tournament use due to its inherent beauty.
Hickory can come in lighter tan sapwood colors, light brown or darker brown heartwood, or sometimes a mixture of both dark and light on the same stick called 'calico hickory'. These variations are aesthetic only and do not affect the integrity of the wood at all. No two are exactly alike and your jo staff you receive will be unique.
It is finished with several coats of Linseed and Beeswax oil, which gives it a permanent shine and protective layer while allowing the users hands to slip effortlessly up and down the staff, which is required for proper technique.
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DISCLAIMER: The user assumes and accepts any and all risks and responsibilities in handling any purchased staffs. To maximize safety please adhere to each of the following rules.
-ALWAYS inspect each staff carefully, before and after each use.
-ALWAYS use proper safety equipment and precautions when handling any staff with regards to yourself and others.
-ALWAYS administer proper care and diligence in storing and maintaining your staff.