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Weapons > Youth Staff > Youth Hardwood Bo

Youth Hardwood Bo by KD Elite

Youth Hardwood Bo

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$24.95 ea.

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Smaller diameter for smaller hands
4.5 Star Rating (14 customer reviews)

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Product Description
    • Tapered style bo
    • 1 inch diameter tapered to 3/4 inches at ends
    • Red oak
    • Please Note: All of our weapons are intended for light practice and form training only. They are not made for live combat or repeated impact against hard surfaces.

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    I ordered this bo for my youngest one and it's very nice and just right for his smaller hands. Nice finish that seems durable.  
    by: 4karatekids   
    7/5/2005 12:56:31 PM
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    Nice staff

    We were looking for a staff for our daughter. First bought a broom handle. But when that didn't work, I found this staff. Glad I found it. Very nice, would purchase this again.  
    6/24/2016 3:50:54 PM
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    solid product

    I got this for my son (and I) to practice with something heavier than the graphite staffs we use in the dojang. Heavier and thicker weapons help strengthen your wrists, forearms, and shoulders. This staff is very good for that. It's a nice contrast from the graphite, and I've noticed improvement in my forms and technique.

    When we got it, the finish bled a little onto our hands. No biggie, but we had to wipe it off.

    My only concern is the hardwood getting dinged, scuffed, etc, when we practice in the garage or driveway. I might try a rattan one next.  
    by: tweakophyte   
    7/13/2014 9:11:07 AM
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    which staff to use?

    Hello. I am 20 years old and learning how to use a bo staff for the first time just for the curiosity. I bought a black tapered bo but im pretty sure it is to heavy for me. Im 6 feet tall. Would this be the bo staff i should use or at least start out with?  
    by: adejuwon.oresegun   
    10/20/2013 6:30:46 PM
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    Hi adejuwon. For someone in your situation I would recommend the white wax tapered bo: wp-bo-32. The bo is light but still durable. Get the 6 foot length.
    by: okiken108    
    10/21/2013 12:43:30 PM
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    Youth Hardwood Bo

    The Bo staff is a quality product. My daughter is very pleased with it.

    KD is no longer carrying any training videos, however, so I had to order those separately from Amazon.   
    by: NoyoView   
    11/9/2012 12:09:13 PM
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    Which one to get?

    My little bro is only about 3' 8" (age 7) and I am myself 5' 6" (age 12). We're beginners at using a staff. We would like a staff that is lightweight, used mainly for demos. Can you recommend which is the best for us?  
    by: aj   
    10/28/2012 10:41:57 PM
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    Hi aj. For your little brother I recommend the bo on this page: wp-bo-31. It is nice, lightweight, and easy to use. Go for the 4 foot length.

    As for you, I recommend getting the bo featured on this page we are using right now. You'll have to go with the 6 foot version. You can either start out using it at full 6 feet and just grow into it, or you can have someone saw off an inch or two at both ends so it fits you better. Remember with a tapered bo don't just saw off at one end - take a little off of both ends so it stays balanced!
    by: okiken108    
    10/29/2012 2:18:16 PM
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    Black belt Bo

    Help, my daughter just earned her black belt in TKD. As a gift we will give her a weapon of her choice. She has choosen the Bo Staff. Can you recommend a nice looking staff for her to work and display? She is 13 and around 4'10".  
    by: Chuff   
    5/2/2012 5:33:03 PM
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    Congrats to your daughter for her achievement. To start, you'll want a 5 foot bo. From what I know of TKD bo work you'll need something light for spinning. The bo found on this page is a good choice. Another good choice is the white wax bo: wp-bo-31. Both are light and well balanced, the white wax is a bit smoother in texture and lighter in coloration.
    by: okiken108    
    5/4/2012 12:29:34 PM
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    What size should I order?

    Hey there, I'm about five foot one and ordering this Bo for myself, what size should I purchase?   
    by: Williamkata   
    4/15/2012 2:56:06 AM
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    I'd recommend the 5 foot bo. It should be the most suitable for your height.
    by: okiken108    
    4/16/2012 1:24:27 PM
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    Wood Glue?

    The bo itself would've been a good product for the price. It was solid, perfect height and weight. But as I'm looking at this, I notice that on one end of the bo that the wood was cracked. Not to worry, they poured a ton of wood glue on the end before they shipped it. So now it has a bunch of dried wood glue on the end. Really crappy.   
    by: jason.violette   
    1/9/2012 10:17:31 AM
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    Hmm, that doesn't sound quite right Jason! We try to ensure that all of our manufacturers use the best materials, but sometimes these matters slip through the cracks. I'd like to invite you to message us at csupport@karatedepot.com. If you can, give us your order # as well so that we can arrange for an exchange or refund.
    by: okiken108    
    1/9/2012 10:50:27 AM
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    Lightweight. Good for small hands.

    I ordered this bo as a present for someone else. When it arrived I checked it out - it was very lightweight, fast, decently tough, and very good for small hands. When they unwrapped it they immediately loved it. I would definitely recommend this bo for children, anyone with small hands, women, or anyone who wants a lightweight bo that is decently tough.  
    by: thundertiger25   
    12/22/2011 1:32:37 PM
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    I am a woman about 5'6" and am looking to order a Bo and a Jo. Think I found my Bo- the tapered 6' red oak that I will cut down to size. However, I'm looking now for a Jo about 50" and 1" in diameter- non tapered and not sure which one to go with. Ths youth bo is the right diameter and I can cut the 5' down but it's tapered. Tradiontal jos are non tapered and about 1" or less in diameter. Any suggestions?  
    by: tia   
    10/29/2011 4:50:44 PM
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    Since you have the ability to cut it down, I recommend going with this youth bo. The diameter and weight will end up performing well for you.
    by: okiken108    
    10/31/2011 11:12:34 AM
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    I bought this bo for my 7 year old daughter. It is great quality. Size was perfect and so was the weight. Great service. Arrived quickly.  
    by: santosclaus   
    9/22/2011 7:05:38 AM
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    Great Product. Great Service.

    Bought this staff for my 9 year old daughter. She's a bit small for her age. First, the staff is a PERFECT fit for her. I'm also pleased with the quality. Seems sturdy and I expect it to hold up well for her.

    On another note, when I first ordered this staff, it was damaged during the shipping process. After receiving it, I called to report the problem. The customer service representative I spoke with could not have been nicer. Without any problem at all, she kindly offered to ship me a replacement. I didn't have to pay extra shipping, or return the damaged one. All in all, I was very happy, and will definitely be ordering from KarateDepot.com again!  
    by: applescriptguru   
    8/11/2011 10:21:02 PM
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    Not sure which bo to start with...

    I'm a TKD student looking for a beginner bo. I'd like a tapered bo for forms. I'm 5' 10" so I'll get a 6' bo, but would this bo be suitable for an adult who wants a lighter bo, or should I just get the adult-sized version of it?  
    by: TheTKD   
    8/5/2011 7:48:59 PM
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    The main difference between the youth 6' and the adult 6' is the thickness. The youth begins at 1" and tapers down as opposed to 1 1/4 or 1 1/8. That makes the youth bo faster as well as weaker.

    If your forms involve a lot of spinning instead of striking power, the youth is an ok choice.
    by: okiken108    
    8/8/2011 12:45:50 PM
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    My son is about 4 feet and 3 inches tall, what size of Bo should I order for him?  
    by: chey121   
    7/10/2011 12:24:40 PM
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    Hey Chey. Working under the assumption that your son will experience another growth spurt, I'd probably go with a 5 foot bo. If you are good with woodworking, you can grab a 5 foot bo and cut it down to about 4'6".
    by: okiken108    
    7/11/2011 12:42:24 PM
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    Is it right?

    Hello,I'm 11 years old and almost 5 feet tall i am wondering is this bo good for me? (I am fairly new to Taekwondo). I like how the white waxwood staff looks though to please recomend one and a good size for me once again i am almost five feet tall. I would like to get an answer so i could buy one asap please!  
    by: Fighting Pheonix 54   
    6/30/2011 10:11:47 PM
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    Hi Pheonix. A 5 foot bo would be just about perfect for you. I also think that you would enjoy the white wax wood as a beginner bo since it is light, easy to handle, and looks nice.
    by: okiken108    
    7/1/2011 12:28:09 PM
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    Ok thank you very much
    by: Fighting Pheonix 54  
    7/1/2011 12:34:01 PM
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    Ok thank you very much
    by: Fighting Pheonix 54  
    7/1/2011 12:34:18 PM
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    What can I say! I just call the csupport @ 877-221-9682,
    Talk to a very nice lady, She said they will send me a new Bo!
    Very GOOD customer service!

    Thank You very much! 5 star *****
    by: harriewood   
    4/24/2011 4:11:55 PM
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    Hey harriewood. The manufacturers try to avoid that as much as possible, but sometimes those hidden knots slip through. Contact us at csupport@karatedepot.com to arrange for a replacement.
    by: okiken108    
    4/25/2011 11:04:09 AM
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    got the replacement BO today! THANK YOU!

    Best Costomer Support! 5*****
    by: harriewood  
    4/29/2011 4:29:14 PM
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    bo staff

    My daugther is in ata teakwondo shes only 6 yrs and is it light for her and is it ata approved?   
    by: Henry   
    4/21/2011 12:43:45 PM
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    Hey Henry. This bo is quite light as it is built for younger practitioners. As for the ATA approval, you'll have to check with your local instructor.
    by: okiken108    
    4/21/2011 12:57:49 PM
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    Youth Hardwood Bo

    Great bo, I am 5'3.5 and I baught this just for my classes.  
    by: natbar02@aol.com   
    4/19/2011 5:21:39 PM
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    i am looking for a good light six foot bo that i can use for a demonstration (i need to spin the bo alot and i need it to be easy to move very fast) and i want to know if this is the one
    by: nick   
    3/24/2011 9:09:50 PM
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    Hey Nick. This bo would be ok for those purposes, although there are even faster and lighter options. Check out the following models: wp-bo-25, wp-bo-08, wp-bo-12, wp-bo-06.
    by: okiken108    
    3/25/2011 11:22:12 AM
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    HI IM NEW AT MARTIAL ARTS USING A BO, AND IM LOOKING FOR ONE THAT I CAN USE FOR TRAINING AND LIGHT SPARING. I also would like for the bo to not be that heavy....would this be the right bo for me? if so, what size should i get? im 5'10  
    by: Michael   
    2/20/2011 4:53:56 PM
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    Hi Michael. I think I know the perfect bo for your needs: wp-bo-15.
    by: okiken108    
    2/21/2011 2:25:31 PM
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    Youth Bo

    It is a great practice weapon. Highly recommended for any stage of training.   
    by: KarateKidC   
    1/9/2011 9:33:20 PM
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    good staff for older person

    I am 57 yrs young, 5' 1" tall and am wondering if this will work for me. I will probably be practicing and doing demos with it.  
    by: terri @57   
    10/19/2010 7:48:24 PM
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    This is a youth bo so I'm not sure if this is what you need. Consider this bo instead - wp-bo-08. It's light and good for demos.
    by: okiken108    
    10/21/2010 12:19:57 PM
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    can it take hits

    is this bo good for training with a target?  
    by: duffy   
    10/4/2010 8:35:18 PM
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    If it's a soft target, yes. If you beat it too consistently on a hard target it might break as it is tapered and thin in general.
    by: okiken108    
    10/5/2010 10:53:22 AM
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    is this a light bo?

    is this bo light or heavy?  
    by: duffy   
    10/3/2010 11:05:16 PM
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    This bo is pretty light. The tapering helps reduce weight as does the 1" mid diameter.
    by: okiken108    
    10/4/2010 1:37:44 PM
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    Exactly what we where looking for and didn't have to pay a ton on shipping. Perfect for my 8 year old son who is going to need this for his next form. Don't hesitate to purchase from Karate Depot - got exactly what we needed - pretty quickly.   
    by: Elgin   
    7/26/2010 9:57:32 AM
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    I am 5 feet 1 inch tall, which size would you suggest for me?  
    by: Ethan   
    7/13/2010 6:29:59 PM
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    I would recommend the 5 foot bo for you Ethan.
    by: okiken108    
    7/16/2010 4:18:54 PM
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    prefered staff?

    im stuck between getting this light staff and a heavier red oak staff. im 5'10 and 170 lbs. im pretty strong but i want to know if the heavier staff would be managable for a beginner like me. im looking to learn as exercise and enjoyment. i want a staff that i can count on for awhile but i also want a staff that is easy enough to manipulate. can anyone suggest a staff  
    by: Phil   
    7/9/2010 7:39:46 PM
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    Hi Phil. If you want it to be able to take a bit of impact for application purposes, go with some with a little more meat to it like this one: wp-bo-03. However, if you think tournament performances might be in your future, the lighter bo here might be better.
    by: okiken108    
    7/13/2010 3:38:59 PM
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    is this good for sparring?

    is this good for sparring? im looking for 1 that is and also good for practice  
    by: unknown   
    5/9/2010 8:42:32 PM
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    This bo is good for practice and will be able to tolerate light sparring. It won't take much heavy banging though as it is thin and tapers off.
    by: okiken108    
    5/10/2010 4:33:34 PM
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    Very nice Bo.  
    by: mcken34   
    3/17/2007 1:09:26 PM
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    Youth Hardwood Bo

    This is a very nice staff. Its a great size for my daughters (7 and 9). It's small diameter is a much better fit to their hands than the much thicker rattan bo's that much of the rest of their class uses. The nice finish allows it to slide easily through their hands without chaffing. It's also not too heavy. Both daughters can easily manipulate the staff to perform the spins, strikes, and blocks that they are learning.  
    by: jim85749   
    7/1/2006 4:55:20 PM
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