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    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good supplier of Jo & Bokken?

    I've found this supplier online out of Japan, and purchased a couple of bags already.

    http://www.bokkenshop.com/eng/index.html

    Very fast service to Australia.
    Jeroen Kueter

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    We've shipped to Aus. jeroenk sdksupplies.com

    Kim Taylor

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    swordstore.com provides international shipping.
    Musa Williams
    Dojo-less in Denver, Colorado

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    Since Unka Kim already spoke, I'll add that Mugendo happily ships to Australia and pretty much everywhere else too.
    Peter Boylan
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    Here in Wollongong, for bokken and jo our preferred supplier is Sakura near the budokan in Tokyo (UOWKC have been buying a mix of iaido and jodo gear from them since 1996, originally only in person for cash but now they have discovered credit cards).

    http://www.sakuraya.org/

    the catalogue page link is
    http://www.sakuraya.org/english/othe...pl-jp-mono.pdf

    The price for a white oak SMR jo (we only use Japanese white oak here) at 3,200 yen plus shipping from Sakuraya is competitive with the $88 AUS price from Kokoro ryu in Campbelltown (the closest store to us) for a white oak Japanese jo and well under the $100+ some Sydney stores charge. Of course in Campbelltown they also have $22 red oak country of origin unstated jo for the fiscally challenged.... that is a price that is not easily matched by any out of country supplier.

    Aden
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    http://www.kendo-wollongong.com/

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    I don't know what it would cost you for shipping but Kingfisher is really nice. It's the company my Sensei recommended to me. I have a walking staff from them (Jo with carbide tip) and plan to order a bokken and bo.

    http://www.kingfisherwoodworks.com/
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    Jeroenk

    You did not say if you were buying Jo and Bokken for just yourself or in bulk for the Dojo. That might make a difference on where you look to buy and how much you would want to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aden View Post
    Here in Wollongong, for bokken and jo our preferred supplier is Sakura near the budokan in Tokyo (UOWKC have been buying a mix of iaido and jodo gear from them since 1996, originally only in person for cash but now they have discovered credit cards).

    http://www.sakuraya.org/

    the catalogue page link is
    http://www.sakuraya.org/english/othe...pl-jp-mono.pdf

    The price for a white oak SMR jo (we only use Japanese white oak here) at 3,200 yen plus shipping from Sakuraya is competitive with the $88 AUS price from Kokoro ryu in Campbelltown (the closest store to us) for a white oak Japanese jo and well under the $100+ some Sydney stores charge. Of course in Campbelltown they also have $22 red oak country of origin unstated jo for the fiscally challenged.... that is a price that is not easily matched by any out of country supplier.

    Aden
    Hey Thanks for the info. I got my Jo and Bokken from by Sensei, and its embossed with the logo of sakuraya on the tip. So I assume this is where it comes from.
    Jeroen Kueter

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