Sapele Hardwood Jo Staff


Sapele Jo Staff
Round 4′-4’11”
Approx: 27 oz
Made in USA



Our Sapele Hardwood Jo Staff is a great choice for any martial artist that wants a handmade quality hardwood staff.  These short (Jo) staffs are made in America from Sapele.  Each staff is custom created to your specific length.  Hand sanded and oiled.  Each staff has the additional option to add a custom symbol and or a name which are laser engraved.

Staff Stats:

Length: from 4 foot to 4 foot 11 inches
Diameter:  Approx 31 mm after sanding.
Weight: approx 27 oz

Sapele Hardwood:

Common Name(s): Sapele, Sapelli, Sapeli
Scientific Name: Entandrophragma cylindricum
Distribution: Tropical Africa
Tree Size: 100-150 ft (30-45 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 42 lbs/ft3 (670 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .50, .67
Janka Hardness: 1,410 lbf (6,280 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 15,930 lbf/in2 (109.9 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,746,000 lbf/in2 (12.04 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 8,750 lbf/in2 (60.4 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.8%, Tangential: 7.2%, Volumetric: 12.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.5

 (:じょう) is an approximately 1.27-metre (4.2 ft) wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts. The martial art of wielding the jō is called jōjutsu or jōdō. Also, aiki-jō is a set of techniques in aikido which uses the jō to illustrate aikido’s principles with a weapon. The jō staff is shorter than the . Today, the jō is still used by some Japanese police forces.

For more information about our Sapele Hardwood Jo Staff and us check about us  Also check out the history of nunchaku to get more information about it’s role is martial arts as well as how to care for your Staff.  Always check your local laws in regards to using your staff and their use as well as our terms and conditions.

If an item becomes “Back ordered“: Since we make all our staff by hand and made to order.  This normally adds from 2-5 days to the time before an item can ship out.  For more information about shipping please see our shipping page for details.  If you need an item for a special event please feel free to use our contact page to get an estimate on shipping time.

Additional information

Weight 27 oz
Dimensions 59 × 1.125 × 1.125 in
Jo Staff Length

4 foot 1 inch, 4 foot 10 inch, 4 foot 11 inch, 4 foot 2inch, 4 foot 3 inch, 4 foot 4 inch, 4 foot 5 inch, 4 foot 6 inch, 4 foot 7 inch, 4 foot 8 inch, 4 foot 9 inch, 4 foot length

Sapele Hardwood Jo Staff