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Tanren Bo - Martial Arts Conditioning Equipment
The Tanren Bo is a wooden training device used in Japanese Martial Arts such as Budo/Bujutsu, Kenjutsu, Aikido and Iaido. The purpose of the Tanren Bo is to strengthen and develop the wrists and forearms in order to better facilitate the use of a Katana, Bo or Jo.
The Tanren Bo is typically around 3 feet in length and is traditionally made of oak. This training device is basically a large heavy (usually between 5-8 lbs in weight) rectangular lump of wood with a handle (around 10 inches of the overall length). Unlike a Suburito, the Tanren Bo is not conducive to the development of many actual sword techniques. It is specifically used for strength training and conditioning.
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Demonstration Video of a Tanren Bo
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