For many years I have been combining my interests in woodworking, art, and karate/kobudo to create unique wooden weapons for use in martial arts practice. Currently I am making various designs of jo, bo, tanbo, chizikunbo, bokken, and nunchaku. ALL designs can be special ordered in a variety of length and widths. Although machinery is used initially to remove excess wood, all pieces are hand-finished and many have extensive hand-carving as well. Each resulting weapon is completely unique and has a personality all of its own. Many of these pieces include laminations of a variety of American and exotic hardwoods. Their contrasting colors make for beautiful weapons when laminated together. They are strong, straight, and with proper care, will last indefinitely.