Thread: Jo vs. Bo
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #6
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Re: Jo vs. Bo

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
They've got different roots. The bo's origins are Okinawan (ryukyu kobujutsu), the jo styles are Japanese and originated with Muso Gonnosuke. In other words, one is Japanese and one is not.
Bo is actually a weapon used in some of the oldest existing koryu, like TSKSR and Takenouchi-ryū.
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