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#283302 - 09/11/06 01:53 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: WuXing]
soulfiremage Offline
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I regard the tricks and spins in the same way. The better I am at handling the staff the less likely I am to drop it and the more options I have if I were by some strange chance to actually use it for real (the most unlikely possibility ever!).

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#283303 - 09/14/06 01:10 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: WuXing]
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It does enable you to change directions, switch hands, and generally intimidate and hold at bay someone who might want to get close to you.



I donít know about the rest of yíall but majorettes have never intimidated me.
Seriously I just donít buy the intimidation factor. Twirling the bo or any other weapon for that matter has always seemed to me to be a shortcut to disarming myself, itís all flash and no content.
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#283304 - 09/14/06 01:17 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: swseibukan]
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The only thing we do to acclimate ourselves to the bo is basic hand switching, flipping (keeping hands on bo...sliding), and some stuff that could basically be termed as warmups/basics for kata. Since there are no twirls in our system...we don't use it. Of course, it is a rather pragmatic system.

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#283305 - 09/14/06 01:39 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: harlan]
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k.i.s.s.
basics, basics, basics.
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#283306 - 09/15/06 10:23 AM Re: Staff Videos [Re: soulfiremage]
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Posting on here left me with some inspiration for my next google search :-). So for anyone else into throwing these about and doing tricks and forms here's my contribution.

http://www.weapontricks.com/weapons_bo.html




Maybe I am an old fuddy duddy (does saying that make me one by default??) but I see no reason to ever have only one hand on the bo. That cuts out a whole lot of "tricks"

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#283307 - 09/15/06 10:30 AM Re: Staff Videos [Re: Borrek]
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There is only one move I can think of in our kata that has only one hand on the bo. I think it is Sushi no kon (forgive the spelling and I might have the kata name mixed up as well). It is a one armed block, of the rear leg, in long stance. Of course, one is using one's body/frame and arm for stability. But frankly, I'd be scr*wed...because that is a really weak stance/technique with me.

Cardinal rule: both hands on the bo at all times.

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#283308 - 09/15/06 01:07 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: harlan]
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Harlan

I think it may be another kata you're thinking of. I've been introduced to several Matayoshi kobudo versions of Suishi no Kun and I have not been shown any one-handed movements. For that matter I have not been shown any one handed movements as part of the Matayoshi syllabus for bo.

Like you said ďBoth hands on the bo at all times.Ē
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#283309 - 09/15/06 01:26 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: swseibukan]
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Yes...well...ahem...I do have a few items 'in the way' of a two-handed grip for that technique.

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#283310 - 09/15/06 02:08 PM Re: Staff Videos [Re: harlan]
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#283311 - 09/16/06 08:01 AM Re: Staff Videos [Re: swseibukan]
WuXing Offline
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I'm not talking about twirling like a baton here. Look at this instructional video for basic staff techniques in a Chinese method.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1885335810447276611&q=martial+arts+staff&hl=en

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