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The jo staff is a versatile weapon that is often incorporated into martial arts with empty-hand movements, such as Karate. It is shorter than the bo staff, and in Aikido, it is traditionally used as a counter-weapon to the Samurai Sword. The jo staff is said to be an “extension of one’s limbs,” allowing practitioners to use it in a variety of ways.

The techniques of thrusting, swinging, and striking can be performed with the jo staff, allowing it to be used as a spear or long sword depending on how it is gripped and swung. Due to its shorter length in comparison to the bo staff, the jo staff requires different techniques. Its lighter weight also allows for faster speed when performing skills.

At Ben Sports, we offer a range of jo staffs and other training aids to help practitioners hone their skills in martial arts. Our selection caters to both beginners and experienced practitioners, with a variety of options in terms of materials, sizes, and designs. Browse our collection to find the right jo staff for your training needs and take your martial arts skills to the next level.