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#359541 - 09/04/07 01:13 PM Where to buy Okinawan Bo's
UechiMan Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
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I used the search function and found two entries for weapons makers. Does anyone know where they sell bo's that were actually made in Okinawa.

Steve

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#359542 - 09/04/07 05:05 PM Re: Where to buy Okinawan Bo's [Re: UechiMan]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
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Shureido USA is the direct importer for Shureido Intl. of Okinawa

www.shureidousa.com

Good, honest people there. Good luck.
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#359543 - 09/06/07 01:34 AM Re: Where to buy Okinawan Bo's [Re: UechiMan]
brocksampson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
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How important is it that you get your sticks from Okinawa? It's totally up to you but, I really don't think there's a difference. Maybe I'm missing something?
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#359544 - 09/06/07 06:35 AM Re: Where to buy Okinawan Bo's [Re: brocksampson]
harleyt26 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
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It is probably not that inportant to most practitioners that the bo comes from Okinawa but if you ever plan to comepete in a World Okinawa Tournament it is highly recomended.At the 2001 tournament in Atlanta the Rengokai supplied the bo for competition.There is a weight requirement,I believe it is 900 grams for the bo.They weighed them and certified them before competition. Tom Hodges
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#359545 - 09/06/07 10:30 AM Re: Where to buy Okinawan Bo's [Re: harleyt26]
UechiMan Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
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It's more of an esoterical reason. Okinawan karate, Okinawan bo,..........at any rate it's not mandatory. I have looked at Crane Mountain's bo's and they look well made. Shuredo's are probably good to.
Steve

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#359546 - 11/09/07 06:56 PM Re: Where to buy Okinawan Bo's [Re: UechiMan]
fleasome Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
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I'm a couple months behind the post here but I buy all of mine from http://www.bostaff.com/

Mark makes them all himself and does basically anything you want. You can send him your exact measurements/taper, etc and he'll make it to order. I have two Lignum Bo's he made me and a Vera Wood bo that are awesome and modeled after my Oyata bo (exact measurements). He is currently working on a Kauri bo for me and I'm salivating just talking about it.

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#359547 - 11/13/07 12:09 PM Re: Where to buy Okinawan Bo's [Re: UechiMan]
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Just curious...what did you select & how is it?

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