Rattan Bo Staff with Skin

SKU: 68-02-withskin
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  • Overview
  • Rattan Bo Staff can be mistaken for bamboo staffs, and offer an extremely flexible training staff for Kung Fu and Tai Chi practitioners for Chinese Martial Arts


Material Rattan
Length 6ft
Middle Diameter 3cm
End Diameter 3cm
Flexible? Yes
OK for partner work? Yes

Product details

  • Flexible, bendy, and durable
  • Used by many Chinese martial arts styles
  • Used by Tai Chi practitioners especially those who practice Fa Jin
  • Is also great for partner work
  • Staff comes in 6ft / 72 inches / 180cm


Watch our video on the Rattan Bo Staff


Rattan Bo Staff Description

The rattan Bo staff is so different from the standard Japanese Bo staffs in that it has great flexibility. This makes it strong and durable, it can take a knock but also light and moveable. Many people call them Bamboo Staffs, please please don't train with bamboo, it splinters terribly. Rattan is the material you want and works much better for Martial Arts.


Used in many styles but mainly Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi.  In Tai Chi people use them for forms and partner drills but also a lot for practicing Fa Jin. The Kung Fu practitioners will use these for form work as well as partner drills and sparring, but will love the flexibility from fast striking movements and speed you can get from it being so lightweight. Also it works as a perfect lightweight version of a Bo staff, so if you don't want to train with the weight of a red oak Bo staff the Rattan Bo staff is a perfect alternative.


Made in the standard Bo Staff length of 6ft / 72 inches / 183cm. You can also buy the Bo Staff Case to store and carry it in.


Advice from the shop on Rattan Bo Staff

"The thickness and flexibility with these can vary, so if you have a specific need, then please give us a call and we'll do our best to suit your preference"

Doug Swift - Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of Rattan 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
  • 3 cm middle diameter
  • 0.7 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 of our Bo Staff Range

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


Shipping your Rattan 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 6 reviews

10 Oct 2023
Philip Raff
Excellent product and very quick delivery!!
07 Jul 2023
Andrea Coleman
I needed a rattan bo urgently for my son for a karate competition. My order was turned around within 24 hours and I received it the next day. It is lovely and lightweight, just what he needed to win a silver medal at his competition! Recommend the product and so impressed with the service. I will passing the details around the club.
06 Oct 2021
Not too keen on the high gloss finish. In my experience, the first thing people do is to sand it off. That said, its just the job.
03 Jul 2021
Excellent Bo staff for gently building my arm strength.
27 Apr 2021
john O'Reilly
I bought a BO Staff purely for exercise with hand eye coordination. I bought a Ratten BO staff from ENSO MA because of there honest description and experience. The staff was delivered next day by ups well wrapped and in good condition. I would recommend ENSO MA ;and for me , would be 1st port of call.
31 Jan 2021
Karl Richardson
Bought the Bo Staff for my son who is a black belt he already had a Bo, but said that he prefers this rattan especially for training

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