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02-20-2003, 07:07 AM
I'm looking to get some weapons for the club - we've had a recent spate of white oak jos breaking (usually the move where you turn the wrist over and knock the other persons jo down seems to do it).

Unfortunately I don't think our funds will stretch to hickory or cherry. I was wondering:

are japanese white oak jo really that much stronger?

Does anyone know of a good distributor (pref. UK)


Kung Fu Liane
02-20-2003, 08:26 AM
have you tried www.sanbushi.co.uk ?

their jo prices are fairly reasonable, plus i think they offer a discount if you order tru a club (in bulk)

this is where our school orders from

02-21-2003, 08:01 AM
Thanks Liane - I have to dash off for a meeting to discuss this now, but the web site was very useful.