The foam Jo staff are a great option if you are a looking to practice some sparring / fighting with Jo staffs. You can train quite happily without the worry and stress of serious pain, which you would get if training in a similar way with wooden Jo staffs. Now they aren't completely pain free, if you went full pelt and get hit with this you are going to know about it, however the potential injury compared to a wooden Jo Staff is massively reduced. This means you can really ramp up the intensity of training and put in way more power into your strikes than you could before.
This Foam Jo Staff is constructed from a plastic core which runs the length of the jo staff. It is very durable and some flexibility in it. It is covered with a foam padded cover which helps protect you and soften blows. These Foam Jo staffs will take a battering and you can really go to town on them. However, if you smash them against walls or floors the foam padding will degrade quickly. Also if you go out of your way to break the plastic core you will succeed eventually. So look after you Foam Jo Staff, treat it well, use it only for purpose (martial arts training) and you'll have a Jo staff that will last you a long time.
Made to the standard length of a Jo Staff, 50 inches, but it is a lot thicker than a wooden jo staff as you'd expect with all the expect padding. They fit a Jo Staff Case from us too, which will help keep it safe and prolong it's life.
"You cannot complain to us if you are whacked full pelt and it hurts a little bit. It is not made from air and will shake your brain a little bit. Saying that it will be a massive improvement compared to being hit with a wooden stick."
Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
All Jo staffs at our shop come in 50 inch lengths, unless otherwise stated. here are the dimensions of the Foam Jo Staffs:
- Length = 127cm / 50 inches
- Diameter = 1.5 inches / 3.5cm
- Weight = 500g
If you’re not sure on what is best for you. please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
Great product. Really good for targeting strike practice and sparring.