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#137089 - 12/16/04 08:12 PM what's the long stick in martial arts called?

I've seen it often, but like the long pole-like wooden thing. What's it called?

#137090 - 12/17/04 12:04 PM Re: what's the long stick in martial arts called?
Alejandro Offline

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In Japanese/Okinawan weapon arts, it is called a Bo.


#137091 - 12/17/04 12:58 PM Re: what's the long stick in martial arts called?
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the 6ft "wooden pole thing" is a bo

the shorter 3-4ft version is a jo

and there is an even shorter one called a hanbo which is like a longer escrima/arnis/kail stick.

Which one do you mean?

#137092 - 12/25/04 04:09 AM Re: what's the long stick in martial arts called?
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I'd rather call it the rokushubo/sixfootstaff or bo for short.

#137093 - 12/31/04 01:08 PM Re: what's the long stick in martial arts called?

And the 8-to-9-ft one used in Europe was referred to variously as a "short staff" (to distinguish it from the "long staff", which was as long as a pike) or "quarterstaff" (which referred to the way it was primarily used--holding it at one end--a quarter--and making total use of its reach).


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