Raven Studios training weapons can be seen in the hands of martial artists, not only in every state in the USA,
but also in many countries all across the Globe!
The shop is located in Oracle Arizona USA, and every product is professionally handcrafted with materials that are carefully
selected for maximum durability and pleasing aesthetics. Everything on this website is made individually by me personally.
The items are not mass produced and there is no inventory of pre-made products. I make everything as the orders are placed
and I take the time required to make the highest quality training weapons and wooden dummies. Depending on how many items
have been ordered and are in queue, the estimated time of completion for one item ordered is typically about 12 to 14 weeks.
Larger orders will take longer. If you'd like to know the turnaround time before your order is placed, just contact me by
email or phone, and I will be glad to let you know the current schedule. The turnaround time is subject to change depending
on the current volume of orders.
I have been dedicated to designing and producing high quality martial arts training swords, weaponry, and wooden
dummies since 1998. Being a martial artist myself, my goal is to create a practice weapon or wooden dummy that
will both accompany you during endless hours of martial arts training and be your cherished companion for many
years to come!
Thanks to the ongoing feedback from many knowledgeable martial artists, Raven Studios will continue to refine and
improve and serve the world's martial arts community.
Many thanks to all of my customers for your continued support. Train well!
Swords and Training Weaponry
Raven Studios hardwood training swords (wasters, bokken) and other weaponry are designed to combine maximum
durability and proper balance, for years of rigorous training. All sword blades are made from carefully selected
hickory lumber which is extremely tough and resilient with outstanding impact strength. Suitable for partner
training as well as for forms (kata), solo technique practice, and controlled pell (dummy) practice. Wooden
practice weapons have been used in the training halls of Eastern and Western martial artists for centuries. While
training with a finely crafted wooden sword, with proper instruction, the student of the sword can safely develop
many skills and principles of swordsmanship.
Raven Studios gives you the freedom to design your own training weapon (based on historical designs), or you can
modify one of my products to fit your needs. If you have a special sword or practice weapon that you would like
replicated, send me the design specifications (a photo and/or drawing with measurements is suggested) and I'll
let you know if it's something I can make for you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
(No fantasy or cartoon sword requests. RS wasters are not toys, they are designed for serious martial arts
Raven Studios traditional Mok Yan Jong are designed to last. Each jong is individually fashioned from carefully
selected hard maple lumber. Hard maple is an extremely durable wood with very tight grain structure. Fabricating
the dummies with laminate construction techniques results in maximum durability, reducing the risk of cracking or
splitting, for a jong that is solid, rugged, and could be proudly passed down from generation to generation.
Customers are placed on a waiting list for wooden dummies. At this time I am able to make 5 to 7 dummies per year. There
are usually anywhere from 8 to as many as 15 people on the waiting list. To inquire about placing a wooden dummy order,
or to ensure a place on the waiting list, please contact me by email or phone. For more info please see the Mok Yan Jong
A less expensive alternative is the PVC dummy body with wooden arms and leg. This jong is also very rugged, durable,
great for outdoor use, and is easy to transport. There is no waiting list for the PVC jong, like there is for the wooden
dummy and the turnaround time is normally about 12 weeks.
My husband, Jim Dees is the artist behind Dees Forge. At this time he forges high carbon steel
knives of various kinds ranging from kitchen to field knives. In the future he will be offering hand
forged Bot Jaam Do also known as Chinese butterfly swords/knives. To check out items he currently has
for sale, here's a link to his website, www.deesforge.weebly.com