Japanese Ash Wood Bo Staff

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  • Overview
  • The Japanese Ash Wood Bo Staff are quite rare and hard to get hold of. They’re solid, thick, very strong and the same thickness throughout it's length

Product details

  • The new choice of wood for Japanese martial arts
  • A tough, versatile weapon for Japanese styles
  • Thick, same thickness throughout length
  • This Japanese Ash Wood Bo Staff will stand up to abuse
  • Staff comes in 6ft / 72 inches / 183cm


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Japanese Ash Wood Bo Staff Description

These are the new choice for many Japanese martial arts. These Japanese Ash Wood Bo Staff are a lovely weapon, so versatile and very good looking. Made from Ash wood, Ash is possibily goign to take over form Oak as Oak is getting harder and harder to source and therfore more expensive. They are 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 Ash Wood 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 Ash Wood bo staff is one of the most traditional and simplistic of Japanese weapons.


Advice from the shop on Japanese Ash Wood 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 Ash Wood 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
  • 0.95 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]


Shipping your Japanese Ash Wood 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 4 reviews

18 Oct 2022
A beautiful weapon that looks as fabulous as it handles. Excellent craftsmanship and is perfectly balanced and weighted to feel a natural extension to my body when using it. Definitely buy this if you want to train with a bo staff
29 Sep 2022
Martin David
Having sanded and oiled my bo I used it tonight for impact training
It had a great feel and stood up to impact brilliantly. I am more than happy with my purchase ☺
20 Sep 2022
Martin David
Excellent bo, so much so I have just purchased a second.
A lot meatier than the standard 25mm diameter Bo but at the same time quite light.
Lovely grain and is definitely 100% wood (have purchased red oak staffs, not from Enso I hasten to add, that have broken recently that turned out to be composite wood)
Haven't tested it's strength in contact though
07 May 2022
I'm really pleased with my 6' ash BO.
Not quite as heavey as I thought it might be but feels rock solid and beautiful grain and patterns. Much nicer than the standard red or white oak IMO.

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