FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 143 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Tomsmithh, exofozulo, Sumit, vick, sitpholek
23090 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MassPadawan 2
vick 1
Tomsmithh 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28
New Topics
Looking for an Arnis coach
by vick
02/07/17 02:35 AM
Philosophy of Martial Art
by jackharrel
01/10/17 07:25 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Pregnancy and training
04/23/06 02:31 AM
Recent Posts
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Tomsmithh
02/22/17 10:37 PM
Pregnancy and training
by MassPadawan
02/08/17 01:37 PM
Philosophy of Martial Art
by MassPadawan
02/06/17 06:08 PM
Forum Stats
23090 Members
36 Forums
35673 Topics
432697 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#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

Registered: 05/02/02
Posts: 940
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
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?
Reiki Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 3403
Loc: MiddleEarth
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?
Isshinryukid4life Offline
Professional Injury causer

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2455
Loc: Knoxville.
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).


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Ryukyu Art
Artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom missing since WWII. Visit www.ShisaLion.Org to view pictures

Best Stun Guns
Self Defense Products-stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and more

Surveillance 4U
Complete surveillance systems for covert operations or secure installation security

Asylum Images
Book presents photo tour of the Trans-Allegany Lunatic Asylum. A must if you're going to take a ghost tour!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga