Red Oak Jo Staff

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  • Overview
  • The Red Oak Jo Staff is the standard when it comes to practicing Aikido and other Japanese styles such as Ninjutsu and Ju Jitsu. Made from Red Oak wood


Material Red Oak
Length 128cm
Middle Diameter 2.5cm
End Diameter 2.5cm
Flexible? No
OK for partner work? Yes

Product details

  • Red Oak Jo Staff is a tough, smooth solid weapon
  • Ideal for Aikido Practice
  • Also good for Ninjutsu and Ju Jitsu practitioner
  • This Japanese Red Oak Bo Staff will stand up to abuse
  • Staff comes in 4ft / 50 inches / 127cm

Watch our video on the Red Oak Jo Staff


Red Oak Jo Staff Description

These are the standard for all Aikido practitioners and many traditional Jiu Jitsu and Ninjutsu practitioners too. They are made in a hard wood red oak a very durable wood and has become the standard for Japanese style martial arts training weapons.  Red Oak is super durable and will take the level of training inflicted upon them.  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. 


They come in the standard 50" length, if you want a shorter staff Red Oak can be cut quite easily and doesn't really produce any splinter. However make sure you sand the cut end just in case. If you want a thicker Jo Staff (thicker than the standard 2.5cm diameter) this might be possible, just contact us at the shop if you have this requirement.


Made in the standard Jo Staff length of 4ft / 50 inches / 127cm. You can also buy the Jo Staff Case to store and carry it in.


Advice from the shop on Red Oak Jo 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  


Dimensions of your Red Oak Jo Staff

Here are the dimensions of the Red Oak Jo Staff:


- Length = 50" / 127cm

- Diameter = 1" / 2.5cm

- Weight = 500g


All Jo staffs at our shop come in 50" lengths, unless otherwise stated, 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 our Jo Staff and Hanbo Selection


Shipping your Red Oak Jo 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 10 reviews

14 Mar 2023
Love the staff! Proper weight and hardness for its dimensions, good diameter, feels great on my hands for traditional and fancy movements. Dangerous to maneuver fast, as it should be. Treat it with respect - it is a real solid wood weapon - and you will get the most of it.
12 Nov 2022
I like the quality of the staff. Seems sturdy and the has a proper weight. Arrived quickly, well packaged. Many thanks!
20 Jul 2022
Product arrived promptly and in perfect condition. Staff itself feels sturdy and strong and is nice and smooth in the hand without any sticky or gritty feeling that some other wooden weapons I've handled have had. Staff matches up to product picture and specifications so no concerns there either. Great product and service, would purchase from this store again.
06 Oct 2021
Well packaged. Prompt delivery, which was economical because I was buying two staffs and a good option because of the petrol shortages.
I found the short videos on the website useful.
Very pleased with the jo staff.
11 Aug 2021
Items arrived well and are good quality.
14 Jul 2021
Nice Jo staff. Good for practicing when you've not got room to swing a taller bo staff, or for kids. Good weight and balance, came well protected in transit. Only negative is it doesn't match the finish on my nunchucku but hey ho, you wouldn't know unless they were side by side so can't mark it down, still looks nice :)
15 Apr 2021
Jack Brace
Perfect for practicing indoors with low ceilings / little room
15 Apr 2021
Great product and fast delivery
18 Jan 2021
good, solid make, smooth and very good weight. Arrived promptly and packaged well
13 Jan 2021
David Robinson
I’m new this but..... My Jo Staff came the next day as promised, well packaged and got plenty of notifications.

I’m looking forward to practicing and my staff is a great item.

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