Weapons training not only increases power, defense and coordination, it also opens a world of competition you’d be missing without it. One especially fun, beautiful and powerful weapon is the Bo.
Length- Most martial artists looking to compete like the length of their bo to equal their height or be slighter shorter. The longer the bo, the harder it is to perform certain forms (and the less likely you’ll impress judges).
The Competition Bos at Macho come in two sizes: 60" (5 feet) and 72" (6 feet)
Weight - A lightweight bo allows you to easily glide through the air, mastering forms and creating beautiful freestyle moves that will blow away the competition.
Macho's Competition Bos weigh less than 1 pound for both styles and both lengths. The 60" competition bo weighs a mere 0.6 lbs, while the 72" weighs 0.65 lbs.
Flash - Make sure your moves do not go unnoticed! Get a bo that has sparkle, flash and style. There are many designs out there, but a holographic finish provides the coolest flash for competitions.
Macho's competition bos feature a high-impact holographic design that catches light and reflects a dazzling rainbow effect. They come in many colors, so you can express yourself while competing.
It's important to get accustomed to the feel of your bo. Walk around with it in your backyard or simply hold it in your hand for a while. Pay special attention to your bo's length and weight. The more you know your bo, the better you’ll be at competing.
When you and your instructor feel you’re ready, start signing up for competitions! Your instructor will know what events are happening and help you sign up. You can also get online and search for local competitions. Get involved in online communities of competitors, sign up for newsletters and always stay on top of new events!
Now that you’re inspired to start competing; Get the bo that was meant for you by shopping Macho.