Learn Bo Staff at Home with the Kung Fu Living online training system
The Bo staff is the weapon with the greatest reach advantage over any other weapon in the system. If used properly and with correct positioning, you can keep opponents at bay while delivering powerful attacks from a safe distance. The Bo staff is also held in a central grip in order to attack with both ends and overwhelm your opponent at a shorter distance. The two ways of staff fighting are comprehensively covered in this program.
The Bo staff has been used since the beginning of recorded history, often with a metal stud at the end. When used in real combat they tend to be on the heavier side. Many modern Bo staffs are very light with tapered ends. They are often used more for demonstration and performance. The lighter weight and size of the staff means it is easier to spin and throw. The Bo staff techniques taught in Tao Te Kung Fu are for fighting rather than performance and are done with a larger and heavier staff. Some techniques can also be practiced with a spear to a certain degree due to the similarity in the weapons.
In this program, you will learn Bo Staff at home with the Tao Te Kung Fu Bo Staff form (a form is a choreographed set of moves that enable you to learn the most useful techniques within the context of other techniques).
You will need:
Some space, depending on the height of your ceiling, you might to practice outside.
One practice Bo Staff, we recommend you DO NOT learn this form with wood, fiberglass or metal versions.
The form is short enough to be remembered (this is martial arts, not memory training), and should be practiced until it can be done without thinking.
The program is set out for you to train every day using several short videos. Adding to your skills in easy to follow steps, you will build superb skills that will become second nature.
Some videos are called Repeat Drills, these are of simple techniques that you need to learn so that you can do them without thinking. Once you press play, they will simply repeat continuously until you hit stop. This will enable you to practice each movement many times with a constant visual reference to help you get it right. You don’t want to practice until you get it right, you want to practice until you can’t get it wrong.
It is tempting to rush ahead, but you will find that to learn these skills thoroughly, it is best that you master each part as you go even if that means repeating the same day several times. Excellence takes patience and determination. Remember “Kung Fu” means “mastery through discipline.”