Welcome to Blizniak's Bokken, your ultimate destination for personalized training weapons. Whether you require a Bokken or Jo Staff, we are equipped to provide you with a bespoke creation that perfectly suits your needs
Experience Unmatched Performance and Durability with the FlexCore Staff. Crafted with Innovation and Precision, it combines the Strength of Ipe Hardwood with the Flexibility of Rattan for an Unbreakable Weapon that Strikes Hard and Lasts Long.
We understand that purchasing a training weapon online can be daunting. To alleviate your concerns, we offer a comprehensive satisfaction guarantee. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we promise to rectify the situation
Over 15 Years Experience Hand Crafting Bokken and Staffs
With more than 15 years of experience in handcrafting Bokken and Staffs, Blizniak's Bokken is committed to delivering products that embody the principles of balance and strength, just as any martial artist would appreciate. Our Bokken are hand-shaped, allowing us to personally ensure the balance and quality of each piece. We meticulously handpick each piece of wood, inspecting it for top-tier quality and ruling out any flaws that might affect performance. Our hardwoods, primarily sourced from South America and Africa, are procured from responsible suppliers who prioritize environmental sustainability. Each type of wood is chosen for its unique properties, from flexibility to hardness, to ensure it meets the needs of Bokken training.
Blizniak’s Bokken will be at the final workshop in a series on the Jojutsu of the Kukishin Ryu at Buchanan Bujinkan Dojo. If you are interested in attending please reach out to Buchanan Bujinkan Dojo.
Blizniak’s Bokkens will offer a special raffle for a free custom Jo staff that will be made to Kukishin Ryu dimensions. We will also bring an assortment of weapons for sale that you can get without paying shipping and receive Dojo discount! This event will be a blast !
This is the second bo I have bought from Dan and again, I am amazed. The look, the weight, the feel. It’s like the bo was meant for me. Those in the martial arts community know exactly what I mean by that. I had also asked Dan if he could possibly get the bo to me in a certain timeframe because of an event I was attending at the End of August. I know his work keeps him busy so imagine my surprise when he got it to me much sooner than I expected. I can’t thank Dan enough for his knowledge, professionalism and dedication to his craft. Please believe me when I say you will not regret purchasing a bo (or any other product) from Blizniak’s Bokken. Thank you Dan!
- Dean T. Chechen Bo
Dan’s work is a thing of beauty. I had a project coming up and was in need of a 2-part bo staff to travel with on short notice. Given the window, I didn’t think that something of such quality was feasible within my schedule. Surely enough, Dan came through and helped me out on short notice. I’d asked him for help and advice and we quickly got to discovery; within 5 days of talking, it was complete, and within a week it was at my door. Here I was feeling pressed for time, and Dan came through with flying colors. I can’t be thankful enough. I highly recommend Blizniak’s Bokken for all your training needs, and will surely return for more in due time.
- Bien Q. Pham 2-Part Laminated Bo Staff
I found Blizniak’s Bokken while researching different stores and craftsmen for days — reading about it in an old website and then being thoroughly impressed by the unique, custom order form. I was pleasantly surprised to find Dan Blizniak was still active because nowhere else could I find as many customization options, let alone the option to create a CUSTOM LAMINATED bokken. The 3-layer, laminated bokken I ordered was of impressive quality, met ALL customization details, and heldsup extremely well in FULL-CONTACT practice against other practitioners with bokken as well as sword pells. Laminated bokken from Blizniak definitely live up to their description in the FAQ’s — they’re much more impact resistant AND offer a beautiful, unique look that makes the bokken worthy of being given as a gift or heirloom, which was definitely the case for the one I ordered. Even after several days of the bokken being heavily used for practice, it shows no cracks or dents and virtually zero scuffs and scratches. Aside from the excellent craftsmanship, Dan is quite knowledgeable and communicative — answering questions and giving advice when requested. Overall, if you’re looking for something truly tailor-made AND functional for full-contact practice — Blizniak’s Bokken is where you’ll find it!
- R. L. Laminated Bokken Review
I can’t say enough good things about the quality of work Dan does or his commitment to his customers. I have both a triple layered bokken and pair of naginatas from Dan. The quality of these weapons is amazing. In my training, weapons take a serious beating and the triple layered Ipe-Lignum Vitae-Ipe weapons he has made for me and also my training partner are impressive. I have many bokkens from Kingfisher made from L7 grade hickory but Dan’s are a notch above even those. Serious top shelf quality!
- Chris N. Bokken and Naginata Review
I was extremely pleased to receive my new custom bokken from Dan. Both the service I received and the final product were of outstanding quality. I ordered a laminated bokken with a central dark core of Ipe between two layers of Tulipwood. The distinct and prominent red grain of the tulipwood is unique and dramatic, creating a work of art. The weight and balance were close to that of a steel Katana and its laminated construction symbolically mirrored the folded layering of a traditional sword. For a custom bokken I would recommend Dan without hesitation!
- Peter V Laminated Tulipwood/Ipe/Tulipwood Bokken
I emailed Dan and he got back to me when the wood I wanted became available. 10/10 for service and quality! Thank you!
- Max – Sales Canada
I highly recommend the high quality hand-made products by Dan Blizniak. I have so far ordered several staffs from him, and they are all excellent and a delight to train with. Mr. Blizniak is very professional in all respects. His wood selection and prices are all superb.
- Shifu Jonathan Bluestein Israel
The bokken Tsubas work well, and the bubinga bokken I ordered is fantastic!
- Chris – It’s fantastic US
Made a custom adjustment, thoroughly impressed he did as asked. Cumaru is strong, and the length required a dimension adjustment, which he complied. Quality craftsmanship
- Eric Maryland
I came across these amazing bokkens at the Martial Arts Super Show in Las Vegas. I had used some other bokkens before and these are in a whole other league. The craftsmanship and time put into each sword is easy to see. They are all super smooth and shaped perfectly. I went with the Blood Wood and the rich, dark red of the wood has been brought out perfectly in the sword. Anyone who is looking for a fantastic bokken then shop no further. The price seems little high, but you get what you pay for and then some with these swords. They are made to your specifications exactly. So you true had a bokken made just for you. You won’t regret buying these amazing swords!
Placing an order with Blizniak's Bokken is a straightforward process. Start by selecting your preferred training weapon from our shop page. Then, customize your item by choosing the wood, length, style, and lamination options that best suit your needs. Once your order is placed, it will be added to our production queue.
When we receive your order, it will join our production queue, with each order addressed in the sequence it was received. The production timeline typically ranges from 4 to 6 weeks, influenced by the volume of orders preceding yours in the queue.
Should you opt for a custom wood burning, we will provide you with a preview of the proposed image and its placement on the staff or bokken. In case of any queries or potential issues related to your order, we will reach out to you directly via email. We use a laser engraver for precise and high-quality wood burning.
Upon the completion of production, your order will be promptly dispatched for delivery. Tracking information will be automatically provided to keep you updated on the shipment's status. Should you find any aspect of your item unsatisfactory, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction and will take appropriate steps to address your concerns.
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