These White oak bokken are a great looking alternative to the standard red oak Boken for many Japanese martial arts. They are used by many styles including Kenjitsu, Aikido, Ju Jitsu and Ninjutsu. They are perfect for partner work, drills and forms. If you purchase one of our plastic saya they are great for practicing drawing sword work too.
Some people will claim that the white oak is lighter, harder, softer, better to train with. We at Enso Martial Arts haven’t found this. They are just as good as the red oak bokken and each individual bokken has it own feel. In an ideal world, you would want to get your hands on a few a choose from the selection. This way you can find a bokken you love and is perfect for your needs. Come into the shop if you are nearby and try them all out.
Either way you'll be buying a good solid, reliable training bokken suitable for most Japanese Martial Arts and one that if you look after it will last you a lifetime.
“Let’s be honest, wood is not indestructible and even though these White Oak Bokken will take a lot of punishment they are not toughened steel. Do your training and don’t make an effort to break the thing and it will last you a lifetime.”
Doug Swift – Enso Martial Arts Shop
All Bokken at Enso Martial Arts Shop are the standard bokken length but there can be minor variations on thickness and 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]
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:
Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS.
UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that.
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: