Bojitsu is fighting techniques using a Bo (long staff over five feet in length). This weapon was developed originally by commoners in rural Japan and Okinawa to defend themselves against Samurai warriors. At the School of Sword and Staff, we practice with wooden Bo and spar with a soft padded Bo (see sportcombat.html).


The weapon has the unique advantage of having two striking ends. Each movement of the Bo allows you to flow from strike to parry effortlessly. Mastery of Bo technique allows one to move with grace, speed and power.


Though the Bo has humble origins, it is one of the most powerful weapons taught in martial arts today.