Bo Staff

Bo Staff

Learn a variety of techniques and drills to take to your classes tonight. From beginner, to intermediate and advanced, we've got you covered with tips from the pros!

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  • Jackson Rudolph - Butterfly Spin

    The butterfly spin is an essential manipulation that every creative bo staff practitioner should learn. Your students will develop coordination, control, and speed with this technique.
    Bo Staff | Tricks | Spins | Releases | The Flow System | Sport Karate | Black Belt Magazine | Weapons

  • Jackson Rudolph - Sensei Says for Bo Staff

    This variation of the classic "Simon Says" will help your students build bo staff combos and hone in their discipline skills.
    The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Teaching | Focus | Discipline | Kids | Games

  • Jackson Rudolph - Difficulty in Traditional Weapons

    Showing off difficulty in traditional weapons forms is essential to being successful in open tournaments. These movements will show the judges high levels of balance, control, and strength.
    Bo Staff | Weapons | Striking | Traditional | The Flow System
    | Sport Karate

  • Jackson Rudolph - Bo Staff Quarterback - Part 1

    Are you having consistency issues with your releases? Instead of focusing so much on the catch itself, take a step back and make sure the throw itself is on point.
    Bo Staff | Tricks | Spins | Releases | The Flow System | Sport Karate | Weapons

  • Jackson Rudolph - Zero Gravity

    The zero gravity is a difficult horizontal throw that has many variations that your students will be able to work towards. Advanced students will love working on this challenging, but fun, technique.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Tricks | Releases | Sport Karate | Weapons

  • Jackson Rudolph - Transition Tricks

    Combos are an essential part of taking your bo staff trick game to the next level. Use these transition moves to link together your best techniques.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Spins | Tricks | Combos | Releases | Sport Karate

  • Jackson Rudolph - Teaching Strategies

    A combination of show and tell, relative, and analogous teaching is an excellent approach to teaching your students in an engaging and effective way.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Weapons | Strategy | Teaching

  • Jackson Rudolph - Striking Combos

    Striking combos are necessary for fast, cohesive bo staff forms. Have your students memorize by combo, instead of by individual movements or techniques. This is made easier if your students memorize the rhythm.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Striking | Basics | Weapons | Sport Karate

  • Jackson Rudolph - Spotting

    Spotting when you spin is very important to locate your weapon and maintain balance on your spinning releases.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Spinning | Tricks | Sport Karate | Releases | Weapons

  • Jackson Rudolph - Reload

    The reload is a great trick to reposition yourself after catching another roll or release down low on the bo. This trick is great for intermediate to advanced level students.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Tricks | Body Rolls | Weapons | Sport Karate

  • Jackson Rudolph - Lazy Jane

    This bo trick, derived from sword, is perfect first step for the progression to many of Jackson's signature moves. The Lazy Jane can stand alone as its own move too.
    The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Release | Tricks | Control

  • Jackson Rudolph - Finger Spin

    Once you have your releases down, develop your timing and upgrade your difficulty with one of Jackson's signature moves. Keep in mind that you are not actually rolling the bo on your finger, but doing several small releases.
    Bo Staff | Tricks | Spins | Releases | The Flow System | Sport Karate

  • Jackson Rudolph - What do Judges Look For?

    What do judges look for in a weapons form? Listen in as Jackson breaks down technique, speed, power, and difficulty.
    The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Extreme | Sport Karate | Sport Martial Arts | Tournament | Competition

  • Jackson Rudolph - Strike Targeting

    What is the proper target for bo staff strikes? Jackson breaks down exactly why we use the shoulder as a reference point for many bo staff strikes.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Sport Karate | Weapons | Striking | Targeting

  • Jackson Rudolph - Bo Staff Quarterback - Part 2

    In this second installment of Jackson's "quarterback" analogy, he will go into some of the details about how you can use different types of throws to make more consistent catches.
    Bo Staff | Sport Karate | Weapons | Releases | The Flow System | Tricks

  • Jackson Rudolph - Finger Spins

    The finger spin is a move Jackson invented himself and has become a staple in high-level competition. Even if your students don't compete, this is a super fun move to learn and master.
    The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Extreme | Sport Karate | Sport Martial Arts | Trick | Release

  • Jackson Rudolph - Hand Eye Coordination Drill

    Jackson does this drill before he competes to hone in his fine motor skills. Although very simple, it is an excellent tool for warm up and developing better coordination and reaction time.
    The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Coordination | Warm Up | Reaction Time

  • Jackson Rudolph -Training Bo

    The Jackson Rudolph Training Bo is a one-of-a-kind product offered by Century Martial Arts. Use this tool to help students perfect their striking technique and increase their speed.
    Bo Staff | The Flow System | Basics | Training Bo | Striking | Strength | Speed | Sport Karate | Weapons

  • Lauren Kearney - Elite Bo Techniques

    Reviews previously learned techniques. Learn various strikes and variations, including figure 8 techniques. Also covers throws, swings and advanced moves.

  • Lauren Kearney - Elite Bo Form

    Explains how to put a bo form together. Covers tricks, releases and repetitions

  • Lauren Kearney - Be a Champion

    Incorporate the Bo basics, drills, advanced techniques along with creativity to score with the judges. Secret tips and tricks and favorite drills, musical suggestions and judging insights.

  • Lauren Kearney - Bo Advanced

    hand offs, spins, throws and swings. Around the head back, behind the back strike, baseball swings and much more.

  • Lauren Kearney - Bo Basics

    Basic stances, strikes, hand positioning, drills, impressive strikes, figure eight, sweep forward strike, sweep upper cut, five strike sequence and much more.

  • Lauren Kearney - Bo Basics to Kata

    Step by step instruction. Can be used for beginner or intermediate level.