The Hanbo is a surprisingly solid product. I am extremely happy I purchased it.
Great product!!! A little heavier than expected, but still has a nice balanced heft. Smooth as silk and handles extremely well. My new favorite! Love it even more than my Japanese Red Oak Bo. Thanks Budo Bros!
I train in Shinto Muso Ryu Jojustsu. While the Jo is our primary weapon, we also train in Uchida Ryu Tanjo Justu- same size as the Hanbo. I have to say this Phenolic Hanbo is now a favorite. It feels like an ironwood without all the weight. It is almost too smooth. As you can see, I brought it along with me to a fair. Train in a weapons based art. Why anybody would want to go hands first especially against another weapon is beyond me. Don’t get me wrong, I still like my Escrima, boxing and small circle jujitsu, The Marines have a saying that a Marine and his rifle is the most dangerous weapon… I am hoping soon a phenolic Jo will be offered.
Amazing power behind such a lightweight instrument.
Arrived quickly. Great balance. Fantastic look and feel!
This hanbo is the best on the market. Forget comparing it to any wood hanbo, no matter how exotic or durable the wood, it just won’t perform like this. Silky smooth to handle, the transitions and momentum combined with the weight make this an insanely fast and unstoppable force of nature. If you don’t have one and practice or are thinking of practicing with a hanbo, get one. You won’t regret it at all.
Amazing products, quality, service! The Hanbo and Phenolic sticks all feel unbreakable and savvy.
First off, I want to give praise to the super fast and efficient shipping! I absolutely love this hanbo! It feels great in the hands and is very well made and extremely durable! Also, the quality of the carry-case is the best I've seen to date! I've been in the martial arts world since the mid 80's ....a former owner/headmaster of two martial arts studios in Virginia.....I've worked with many types of staffs over the years ....but none compare to the quality and craftsmanship of this hanbo! Guy C.
Absolutely love this Hanbo ! It’s perfect, loved it so much I got one for my brother.
Absolutely excellent! Weight and balance are amazing, and the carry bag was a top notch bonus. Now, they just have to make a fifty inch Jo. Do you guys take special orders?
Excellent finish and extremely heavy and solid. The carry bag was a pleasant surprise in that it was also extremely well made. All the many pieces of gear that I’ve received from Budo Brothers have been exceptional.
Hanbo is very durable, has a great feel, and is a great workout on the wrists. Another great item by budo brothers.
Just received my phenolic hanbo and started following some of the basic training videos on YouTube. This stick is such great quality and feels absolutely amazing in my hands. This is the third item I have ordered from Budo Brothers and have never been disappointed.
I was amazed by the Hardness of the material, in the hands you feel that the impact is harsh, another incredible discovery
Remarkable craftsmanship and perfectly balanced hanbo. Top notch material that delivers devastating blows.
My wife is very happy with her Hanbos. They are well-made and have enough weight to move well in the hands. They are also very well-balanced. All that and beautiful too. She is looking forward to practicing with them.
Fantastic item, perfect weight and grip.
The weight is perfectly balanced. A great trainingstimulus when you try to speed up some movementpattern. A must have for your martial arts equipment.
Awesomely constructed, weight and durable.
This is a wonderful Hanbo.
This stick is superb. Well balanced, with just enough heft to give it authority without slowing you down. To top it off, it's also gorgeous to look at. Great product!
I loved it. I love the product, I love the service, I love the prompt delivery....I loved the experience in every way. You guys did great. I couldn't have asked for more.
The Phenolic Hanbo is a remarkable piece! You can feel the power as soon as you pick up the beautiful “gi” bag it arrives in. It is thick and weighty and balances perfectly in the hands. Perfection!
This is one of the nicest tools in my arsenal !! Very smooth and yet extremely grip-able! Love all your tool BB!!
Just received my Budo Brothers phenolic hanbo (3 ft staff). From a fit and function standpoint, it is just a good as the BB Serrada Escrima sticks! Outstanding balance and workmanship. #BudoBrothers #HanboStaff
I have wanted one for a while but I always miss out not this time, I love how the Hanbo feels in my hands a swings like nothing else, it matches my set of sticks too which is a bonus. I’m still recovering from a shoulder injury but I can’t wait until I can train full on, my wife doesn’t understand why I need so many sticks but she doesn’t have to cause I got a cool new stick!
Definitely a worthy addition to the collection! Just like everything else in the phenolic series, you can instantly feel the weight and strength behind the weapon. Great for strength training and flow drills!
This is a great product! I generally train with either a 2' tonbo or a 4' or 6' staff. I really wanted to switch things up a bit and see what a 3' would be like, assuming something similar to a boken or sword. Well - it's not quite, but I am absolutely happy with the purchase and training. First - the carry bag it comes with it great! same or similar to the fabric and stitching of a heavy gi. The staff itself comes exactly as it looks in the pictures - about an inch in diameter, 3 feet long and damn strong! One thing to note - it is indeed heavier than it looks. I see this as a plus though - after using it for a half hour, and then switching to my regular 4' rattan staff - that one feels very light. So some great strength training as a side benefit! Great job guys - Keep it up!
The hanbo is an excellent product. It’s sturdy, has a solid, balanced weight, and a very smooth texture that isn’t slippery. I’ve done some formal kata with it, swung it around like a 5 year old, and it works perfectly. Would recommend for people who are training with them.
Not too experienced with hanbo staffs but I am pleased with the product. Got this one to flow and experiment. So far so good.
This thing is badass. I tapped the back of my skull with it to see what I was dealing with and accidentally gave myself a small bump! Trust me when I say this thing would be absolutely devastating when striking with intent. Shins, knees, forearms, skulls... no match for the phenolic hanbō.
Another wonderful tool by Budo Bros. Solid material, nice weight and balance. It's on the heavier side but you get used to it. I highly recommend it. Osu.
This will make a nice addition to my other phenolic Kali sticks.
It’s a monster for sure. I love the hanbo for its versatility as a training tool. A sword, a cane, an escrima stick… this one bumps it up and brings indestructible to the mix. Beautiful and effective. Worth it!
Cool little staff guys. Hits like a truck.
Another outstanding product.
This Hanbo is amazing. Indestructible. One of my favorite weapons.