Thread: Jo vs. Bo
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #12
Larry Feldman
Dojo: Atlanta School of Aikido
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Sep 2002
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Re: Jo vs. Bo

John's Musashi story is the historical reason. The Bo had to be shortened to counter the quicker strike of a bokken.

The shorrter length also lets the Jo be swung like a bokken.
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