Aikido bokken Iwama
style, the recommended shape
White oak jo 9
bu 1.06 inch (27 mm) diameter.
Noticeably thicker than the USA standard of 1 inch.
Tozando jo are 50 1/4 inches
(4.21shaku ) long, shorter than the USA standard 50 1/2 inches, so these are a little on the
short side. That is okay if you are a smaller person; or if you order the larger diameter jo, the
extra width compensates for the shorter length.
Although located in Japan, Tozando shipping is
extremely fast. Our last order arrived in less than 1 week.
Bokken and jo; same style as
Available in lengths from 50 to 56 inches. Get the 1 inch
King Fisher is a small woodworking company based in
Vermont. They make Japanese style weapons from impact grade hickory. In 2002 Kingfisher
produced 30 bokken for the movie, "The Last Samurai".
Impact grade hickory is lighter in weight
than Japanese white oak, and according to King Fisher, more durable in partner
King Fisher now offers economical "standard
wooden weapons", as well as their "hand cut wooden weapons" which are much more
The King Fisher website has great information on
the style and design of Japanese wooden weapons.
Based in El Cerrito, California. California S&P specializes in Japanese-made weapons and uniforms. Good
selection and good prices.
You will need a bag to carry your weapons to and from the dojo. You can make a simple
weapons bag by sewing it yourself, or you can buy one. We recommend those made by Bujin
Bujin Design weapons cases
Aikido Weapons DVDs
Aikido Weapons Video