Martial Arts Weapons are used for martial arts. Some famous types of martial arts practiced and played around the world include karate, jujitsu, taekwondo, and kung fu. The game of skill as you may call originates from modern-day China and Japan. In Japan, the samurais and military officials practiced the art of the skill whereas in China it was the ninjas who were the masters of this skill. The skill is pretty hard to learn and it requires a lot of patience, passion, and energy, both of which were in abundance in the above mentioned warriors.
The world of weapons is exciting and vast, there are variations of different fighting weapons that have been in use for centuries that still continue to be used in fighting practices and have developed different uses over time. The simple, yet versatile bow staff or Bo staff is one of them. The use of the Bo staff as a weapon is said to have originated in Okinawa, Japan in 1477. The emperor Sho Shin was ruling the island and he banned the use of weapons to maintain peace among the civilians while also maintaining his military rule. That led to the civilians feeling threatened and wanting to keep something to protect themselves against pillagers and attackers. Most of them were farmers and were quite helpless against the highly-trained army without any weapons.
It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. With time, human beings evolved their inventions and tools according to their needs. The first men learned to irrigate land and sustain themselves through using available indigenous materials, and it seems appropriate that is the farmer and the hunter, they relied on elegant but functional tools to make their lives easier. One of these humble tools was the simple, yet useful, Bo staff.