Japanese White Oak Bo Staff

SKU: 68-02-whitebostaff
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  • Overview
  • The Japanese White Oak Bo Staff is a great looking alternative to the Red Oak Bo Staff. They’re solid, durable and have the same thickness throughout its length


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

Product details

  • A great looking staff for Japanese Martial Arts
  • A tough, versatile weapon for Japanese styles
  • An obvious alternative for the Red Oak Bo Staffs
  • These Japanese White Oak Bo Staff are beautiful and robust
  • Staff comes in 6ft / 72 inches / 183cm


Watch our video including Japanese White Oak Bo Staff 



Japanese White Oak Bo Staff Description

A fantastic looking staff for training with, in your chosen martial art. These Japanese White Oak Bo Staff are a beautiful weapon and so versatile. Made from White Oak wood and the same thickness for the entire length of the staff.  They are popular with many of the Japanese Martial Arts including Karate and Ninjutsu, but also the Southern Kung Fu Styles like Hung Kuen and Lau Gar.


A lot of people will claim White Oak is lighter, or stronger, or heavier or allows better qi flow, but personally at Enso we find they are the same strength, weight, usability as the Red Oak Bo Staffs but just much prettier. However, if you do want a lighter staff just call us and we'll pick one out for you. They are a perfect alternative to the standard Red Oak Bo Staff, not only do they have a beautiful grain in them but they also stand out in a sea of Red Oak Bo Staffs. Perfect for not getting 'accidentally' pinched at the end of a class or seminar.


These are a really tough weapon and will stand up to some abuse, but don’t forget it is wood. 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. 


Made in the standard Bo Staff length of 6ft / 72 inches / 183cm with a 32mm diameter (sizes may vary slightly) You can also buy the Bo Staff Case to store and carry it in.


Advice from the shop on Japanese White Oak Bo Staff

“Some people will argue that the White Oak Bo Staff is lighter or softer or tougher than the Red Oak Weapons. But it makes no difference. If you can come to the shop and pick through our selection, you’ll see it makes no difference and better to pick the one you like the best.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of Japanese White 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 in Length
  • 32 mm diameter
  • 1.4 kg weight

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]

Watch our video on the range of our Bo Staff 

Apologies for the blurriness, but the information is really useful


Shipping your Japanese White 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.


5 stars based on 3 reviews

30 Sep 2023
Lisa Roberts
So pleased with my Bo Staff. Thanks to the video, I purchased the white oak. It’s a good weight and thickness. I’ve also purchased a Hanbo from Enso. Good communication and fast delivery. Highly recommended. Thank you
25 Feb 2021
Jamie S Adams
Very happy with the purchase of my Japanese White Oak Bo Staff. I also bought a case to protect it. Both products I am more than happy with. I am new to learning the bo staff so did a lot of searching before purchasing from Enso. I study Shotokan but want to broaden my skills and the bo staff has always been at the top of my list to learn and study. This staff will last a lifetime...
20 Jan 2021
Harriettt Moore
My white oak Bo from Enso arrived on Friday and I love it! Really nice weight and feels fab. Looks good as well, which is always a bonus.
Thanks to the guys at Enso for the help with the order and the chat when I was deciding what to get

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