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Old 05-23-2017, 02:14 PM   #1
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Cold Steel training staff

This looks great for a jo, though at my height I'd prefer it to be 48 or maybe even 50 inches.

http://www.coldsteel.com/training-staff.html
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Cold Steel training staff

Just use hickory or kashi. This thing will destroy all of the wooden weapons in your dojo.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: Cold Steel training staff

I've used Cold Steel's polymer Escrima sticks. They are well-made, but when I did sinawali drills (sticks hitting sticks) with a partner using rattan I noticed quite a bit of vibration in the Cold Steel stick. It dissipates impact quite differently than wood.

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Old 05-23-2017, 10:14 PM   #4
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Re: Cold Steel training staff

The picture looked octagonal? Or it round?
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:44 AM   #5
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Re: Cold Steel training staff

I have the bokken and wakazashi and refuse to use them in the dojo. They don't feel the same on contact. I pretty much just use them for suburi at home now.

I'd say the green guns and the knives would be OK, but I'd stay away from the larger trainers.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:29 AM   #6
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Re: Cold Steel training staff

It's definitely octagonal... I have actually seen this shape quite a bit for wooden staffs in the dojo.

I have a purpleheart jo that I love, not gonna trade that in for polymer any time soon, but I still find it interesting, as I tend to like Cold Steel products.

Perhaps this would serve as a good "backup" for practicing solo forms.... and for hiking....?
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