Jackson Rudolph Signature Series
Flashier staffs are great for competition, but this lightweight ash bo is perfect for daily training. This bo is similar to Jackson Rudolph’s Signature Bo, so you can switch between simple ash for training and a colored bo when you need to dazzle a crowd! Lightweight ash construction.
Bo Staff conical made of high quality ash wood
The Bo has the following size variations:
*ATTENTION: Item >120cm comes with an "oversize" surcharge.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BO STAFF
Are you one of the thousands of people in the US and throughout the world who trains in using the rokushakubo, or bo staff? It’s a popular weapon for karate practitioners - for good reason. Training with a bo staff is great conditioning for the upper body, and there is an almost infinite number of bo techniques and tricks that beginners and skilled practitioners can learn. If you want to learm how to train with a Bo, there’s no better time to start learning a new martial art form than now! Here are some tips to start your bo staff journey off right.
Choosing a Bo Staff
There are four big factors that you should consider when picking a bo staff. That sounds more daunting than it is – as you’ll see, they all tie in pretty closely to each other. They are: Length, Weight/Material, Appearance and your Intended Use.
Length: As sport karate competitor and member of Paul Mitchell´s team Jackson Rudolph explains in this video , the correct length for your bo staff depends on your height. In general, your bo should be about the same height as you when Standing on the ground. For creative competitions, you may want it a little bit shorter.
Weight/Material: Heavy bo staffs are great for traditional or strength training. These are usually made of hardwood, such as oak, and are designed for use in combat. Only use these sticks with the instruction of your martial arts teacher. Then there are lightweight bo's, these are usually made from white lotus wood, bamboo or even Graphite.
Appearance: Most people who train with bo staffs use them in competitions. Therefore, in addition to the length, you might also want to consider the look of the staff. Many competition bo staffs have eye-catching designs that draw attention to the performance. The Jackson Rudolph Signature Bo Staff and Jackson Rudolph Professional Bo are the ones Rudolph uses in competition. Always be sure to use a bo staff case to securely carry your bo.
Use: Use is determined by a combination of the other factors. If you want a bo for sport competition, you should use a light, shorter bo that is easy to manipulate for tricks. For traditional competition and Training, a longer bo with heavier material is recommended.
For Sparring: An important use is live sparring. If you are going to use your bo for partner training with full-speed movements and striking, you should not use a wood or graphite bo. Instead, use a padded bo like the ActionFlex or foam bo staff.
As we’ve said, there’s no time like the present to start learning! Now that you know the right bo, here are some tips and techniques to start working on.