Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff

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  • Overview
  • The Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff are used by so many of the Japanese martial arts, they’re solid, thick, very strong and the same thickness throughout it's length


Material Red Oak
Length 6ft
Middle Diameter 3cm
End Diameter 3cm
Flexible? No
OK for partner work? Yes

Product details

  • The standard for most Japanese martial arts
  • A tough, versatile weapon for Japanese styles
  • Thick, same thickness throughout length
  • This Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff will stand up to abuse
  • Staff comes in 6ft / 72 inches / 180cm


Watch our video including Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff 


Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff Description

These are the standard for many Japanese martial arts. These Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff are a lovely weapon and so versatile. Made from red oak wood and the same thickness throughout the length of the staff.  They are a tough weapon and will take some impact for partner work and drills. However, be mindful that it is wood and isn't indestructible. Being a natural material, Wood can break so a real thumping could end up with a broken stick. Look after your staff and it will last you for years. 


This Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff is one of the nicest available on the market, it is slightly thicker than most Bo Staffs out there being around 1 1/4 inch or 32mm in diameter. This gives it a super traditional feel and the extra thickness helps with gripping your bo staff. Made in the standard Bo Staff length of 6ft / 72 inches / 180cm. You can also buy the Bo Staff Case to store and carry it in.


Styles like Ninjutsu, Karate and even Kung Fu especially the Southern styles will love training with this Bo Staff. The weight gives you a great workout, especially when training spinning drills. The red oak bo staff is one of the most traditional and simplistic of Japanese weapons.


Advice from the shop on Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff

"If you really want to have the best possible staff, take some sandpaper to the varnish and give it a few coats of linseed oil. It’ll make a massive difference to the feel of the staff."

Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of the Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff

All Bo Staffs at Enso Martial Arts Shop are the standard Bo length but there can be minor variations on thickness and weight.

  • 183 cm or 6ft in Length
  • 32mm or 1 1/4'  diameter
  • 1.4 kg weight

If you have any questions about what is best for you, feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Watch our video including Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff 

Apologies for the blurriness, but the information is really useful.



Shipping your Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Courier Tracked - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn't an option on the website for good reason, so if you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 then simply call us on 0117 942 5832 and we can process your order over the phone. 
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 
  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.



4,9 stars based on 8 reviews

29 Feb 2024
Alexander M
Great service, very helpful and product were exactly what I was after!
07 Jul 2023
Rebecca Somerville-Clegg
Great delivery, this was a gift and the recipient is very happy with this product
04 May 2023
Bill Gibbons
Great service , and a beautiful piece of wood. Quality and weight fantastic .
I took the advice , sanded it down , applied linseed oil and beeswax and it's awesome in the hands.
Delivered next day
18 Oct 2022
This is an excellent staff and has a wonderful feel when handling. It is weighted and balanced perfectly so is really easy and natural to train with. I did, however, find the staff I received to be slightly on the thin side where I would have preferred a bit more to hold. A small preference of mine I guess but it doesn’t detract from this being an absolutely brilliant staff.
16 Jul 2022
Practiced with bo twice so far and it's excellent and I'm very pleased with it. It's a nice heft and weight to know that there will be no problem with partner work. Only tried the nun-chucks but with them being foam covered I'm not getting clouted on the back of the head as I do with my wooden ones.
15 May 2021
This staff has an amazing feel. Beautifully balanced. Exceeded my expectations considerably. Well worth the price!
19 Feb 2021
David Bell
Good staff nicely balanced and consistent with description. Arrived quickly and as with all my orders from Enso they are keen to make sure I'm happy with the order.
02 Feb 2021
bought a red oak japanese Bo staff from you guys, came swiftly and I'm extremely happy with the quality, Thanks a lot!

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