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#138308 - 05/07/05 12:29 PM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: SANCHIN31]
imcrazy Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 492
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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p.s. I also know a kata with a paper plate.




Man! Now I'm gonna have to burn my staff! Paper plates are SOOOO much cooler!
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#138309 - 05/08/05 06:07 PM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: SANCHIN31]
Reiki Offline
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Registered: 05/30/02
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I use a 6ft Bo,30in escrimas,and 50in jo that is 2in thick!
Swing away!

p.s. I also know a kata with a paper plate.




I've done one of our bo kata using a cat.

Just goes to show that anything can be used as a weapon.

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#138310 - 05/09/05 09:08 PM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: Reiki]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
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Sanchin31, I sure would like to learn that paper plate kata!

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#138311 - 05/10/05 03:07 AM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: BuDoc]
SANCHIN31 Offline
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HAHA. I got that as a joke from my instructor. He was talking to a "kung fu master" who told him he know over 6000 techniques and 150 kata. My instructor said wow I bet you even do a kata with a paper plate!!! HAHAHA!!!

Next time you're doing your kata put a paper plate in your waistband. WA LA! A kata "with" a paper plate. Now go tell everyone what you know.
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#138312 - 05/14/05 09:38 PM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: imcrazy]
Rob Moller Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 15
Loc: Va Beach, VA USA
There are many other woods for staffs. Ipe (ironwood), Cocobolo, Bubinga, Jatoba, brazilian cherry -which are very good for heavy use. Ash, maple, white oak are lighter but durable enough.

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#138313 - 05/15/05 01:08 AM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: Rob Moller]
imcrazy Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Wow I've never even heard of some of them. Sounds quite interesting, maybe when I get some time I will look into those as well.
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#138314 - 05/15/05 10:35 PM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: imcrazy]
Rob Moller Offline
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I've got 3 lumber mills here in town, and we get lots of exotic woods. Bubinga is a good choice and used a lot in Okinawan weaponry. Lots of the others are S. American and extremely hard. Wenge is an African hardwood, but tends to split a lot in use. So does purple heart. Padauk is another exotic, but good for show weapons, not combat.

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#138315 - 05/31/05 05:10 PM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: imcrazy]
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Registered: 06/10/04
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A friend makes weapons, and has made bo's he calls "purple hearts" which are a beautiful purplish color. I wonder if that's Brazilian cherry. The one he made for me is ash, but its best feature is that it's octaganal. The primary reason for that would be for increased penetration, but the reason I prefer it is that it can't bind up in your hand like a traditional round one might.
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#138316 - 06/01/05 10:14 AM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: Ironfoot]
MAGr Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
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I think the store dude meant to say dragon pole?
I thought that that was the wing chun pole (8 foot and tapered on one end?).
I have a 6.2 foot staff and just started learning it.
In fact i would be very interested if anyone can recommend a good instructor of the staff, in any style (i am not picky about style just quality of instruction) in london?
What is agood material to practice with, i have a rosewood staff which is bloody heavy, great exercise! also i will start sparring against swords after i become proficient enough, does anyone know what i could do so that my staff doesnt end up with dents all over? or can that not be avoided?

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#138317 - 06/01/05 11:43 AM Re: The different types of Staffs [Re: MAGr]
imcrazy Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 492
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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does anyone know what i could do so that my staff doesnt end up with dents all over? or can that not be avoided?




Well the only way to avoid this, is to not use it. So basically put it on display. I however highly doubt that this was your intention for buying, so if you want to use then its going to get banged up. I wouldn't worry though, if it gets severly damgaed just buy a new one (they aren't like swords which cost a fortune). Thats the great thing about staffs... they are cheap!
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