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Old 02-20-2003, 07:07 AM   #1
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mid price hard weapons?

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)

Cheers
Ian
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Old 02-20-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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Confused

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

Aikido: a martial art which allows you to defeat your enemy without hurting him, unless of course he doesn't know how to breakfall in which case he will shatter every bone in his body when he lands. Also known as Origami with people
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Old 02-21-2003, 08:01 AM   #3
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Thanks Liane - I have to dash off for a meeting to discuss this now, but the web site was very useful.

ian

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