Bo - Staff
3rd Kyu - Blue Belt
The Bo or staff approximately 6' in length has been used as a form
of defence and combat from the earliest of times and all over the
The Bushi of medieval Japan knew it well and were adept in its use.
The staff and other similar wooden instruments, were used
predominantly to train the Bushi in techniques which in actual
combat would involve a steel blade, they developed a wooden
substitute for almost every weapon, like a spear (Yari) or halberd (naginata).