The weapons we use at the Malvern Dojo are available from Nine Circles (www.ninecircles.co.uk). The club has an arrangement with Nine Circles and items can be purchased at a discount through us.


bokken (木剣, bok(u), “wood”, and ken, “sword”) (or commonly as bokutō 木刀 in Japan), is a Japanese wooden sword used for training. It is usually the size and shape of a katana, but is sometimes shaped like other swords, such as the wakizashi and tantō. Some ornamental bokken are decorated with mother-of-pearl work and elaborate carvings


 (:じょう?) is an approximately 1.276 m (4.18 foot) long wooden staff, used in some Japanese martial arts. The martial art of wielding the jō is calledjōjutsu or jōdō. Also, aiki-jō is a set of techniques in aikido which uses the jō to illustrate aikido’s principles with a weapon


Tantō , a fixed-blade knife of Japanese origin