Rattan Bo Staff without Skin

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  • Overview
  • Rattan Bo Staff without skin from a distance can look like white oak bo staffs until you see how flexible they are. Perfect 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 Jing
  • Is also great for partner work
  • Staff comes in 6ft / 72 inches / 183cm


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Rattan Bo Staff without Skin Description

The rattan bo staff is so different from the standard Japanese bo staffs in that it has great flexibility. This Rattan Bo Staff without skin from a distance can look like the white oak Bo staff, but as soon as you pick it up you notice the difference. It is super lightweight and really bendy. It's even bit bendier than the Rattan Bo with skin. Perfect for someone looking for a lightweight staff to train with and a lovely feel to the stick. They are durable enough to cope with partner work and even some sparring, although any stick you smash like cray will eventually fail. Because of the flexibility you will be a bit of wobble in your hands but if you are okay with that the partner work works great.


Used in many styles but mainly Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi. In Tai Chi Stick people use them for Tai Chi forms and partner drills but also a lot for practicing Fa Jing. 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. They also work very well for people who usually train with Oak weapons but want some lighter, either for ease but also for people who want to be as fast as possible.


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. As great bo staff and one with many features that differ from standard varieties.


Advice from the shop on Rattan Bo Staff

"Many kung fu styles say that the staff should be a certain length relative to your height. This can easily be achieve by cutting the staff to the length you need it. Make sure you sand the cut end well to avoid any splinters."

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
  • 2.5 cm middle diameter
  • 500g 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]

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 1 reviews

20 Sep 2022
Martin David
Bought this lightweight Bo for solo training in my garden due to wrist injuries. It is a perfect weight and size with the added bonus flexibility. Having trained in FMA, it is longer than the traditional largo baston but would be ideal for arnis/escrima/kali practitioners
Definitely recommend

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