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!
Li Jing - Three Section Staff
Learn how to grab to play flowers, sweep, slaps with stances and self defense applications.
Jackson Rudolph - Add On Drill
This game or drill is a great way to build a little rivalry and friendly competition within your school. The goal is to help students create and understand transitions from atypical and unpredictable scenarios.
Games | Warm Up | Tricks | Transition | Kids | Bo Staff | Weapons | The Flow System
Jackson Rudolph - Arm Manipulation Stretching
Upper body flexibility is very important for any weapons practitioner, not just bo staff specialists. These basic stretches should be used before and after every weapons training sessions.
Stretching | Flexibility | The Flow System | Weapons | Bo Staff | Warm Up
Jackson Rudolph - Baseball Swing Drill
The baseball swing bo staff technique follows specific steps with specific targeting, it is not just swinging the bo like a baseball bat. Use your hips to generate more power on this technique and strike directly from the chamber position.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Striking | Targeting | Basi...
Jackson Rudolph - Hand Roll Speed Drill
This drill is great for beginners to develop better coordination and for advanced students to push their limits of speed. Make sure students have a good understanding of the hand roll before using this drill.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Spin | Tricks | Roll | Speed | Weapons
Jackson Rudolph - Horizontal Striking Combination Drill
This combination is a cornerstone of creative and traditional bo staff training. Use these strikes as a drill to work on clean lines and proper targeting.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Striking | Speed | Power | Targeting | Basics | Weapons
Jackson Rudolph - Partner Spinning Speed Drill
This drill develops a fun, competitive atmosphere in your weapons class. Students will be inspired by their classmates and push themselves to go faster.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Speed | Partner Drill | Spin | Tricks | Weapons
Jackson Rudolph - Seated Over Head Strike Drill
This striking drill is perfect for making sure that your over the head strikes are staying on straight lines and hitting the proper targets.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Striking | Targeting | Basics | Weapons
Jackson Rudolph - Side Strengthening Drill
Bo staff striking is unique because you are actually making contact with yourself as well as with the target. Drill strikes over and over in thirds position to develop a tolerance to this impact.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Strength | Striking | Targeting
Jackson Rudolph - Sweep Uppercut Drill
The sweep-uppercut combination is one of the most difficult strikes to teach, especially in a class setting. Use this detailed breakdown as a guide to teaching this strike successfully in your classes.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Striking | Combo | Teaching
Jackson Rudolph - Timed Speed Drill
As martial artists we always want to improve with every single training session. Timing the speed of strikes or tricks will push your students to new levels and make goal setting much easier.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Speed | Conditioning
Jackson Rudolph - Windmill
This technique is an expansion of the figure 8 that is excellent for demonstration and competition. It can also be used as a drill to increase speed in your figure 8's.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Spin | Tricks | Speed
Jackson Rudolph - Wrist Rotation Stretch
Wrist flexibility and mobility is necessary for high-level bo staff spins and manipulations. Use this stretch at the beginning of weapons class to get your students ready to roll!
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Stretching | Flexibility | Mobility | Warm Up
Jackson Rudolph - 2-Way Thrusting Drill
This drill helps differentiate the forward and reverse thrust for beginner students. It also allows us to get high reps of these techniques.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Striking | Targeting | Chambers
Jackson Rudolph - 360 Spin Drill
Spinning releases are integral variations in modern bo staff training. This drill will show your students all of the necessary steps to nail spinning releases.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Spin | Tricks | Release
Jackson Rudolph - Bo Staff Shoulder Stretch
The beginner and advanced variants of this stretch are great for loosening up the large muscle groups in your upper back and shoulder before bo staff training.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Flexibility | Warm Up | Stretching
Jackson Rudolph - Behind the Back Catching Drill
Want to learn how to catch your bo staff behind your back? Here are the necessary steps and a helpful drill for beginners trying to hone in this catch.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Tricks | Spin | Release
Jackson Rudolph - Shoulder Rotation Drill
This drill can be used either as a warm up or to build up speed through conditioning. Shoulder mobility is very important for many tricks, so this drill will come in handy.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Tricks | Spin | Speed | Mobility
Jackson Rudolph - Wrist Manipulation Drill
This simple drill is excellent for building speed and forearm strength. Don't overthink this one, keep it simple and build that speed up.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Speed | Spin | Strength
Jackson Rudolph - Bo Staff Burpees
This is a fun drill to start off a weapons class that gets students focused while getting that heart rate up to perform at a high level. With more reps, this makes a good conditioning exercise as well.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Cardio | Exercise | Conditioning | Warm Up | Coordination
Jackson Rudolph - Body Roll Progression Drill
This drill is predicated on unique terminology that applies to different levels of bo staff tricks. This will make it a bit easier for advanced students to understand the progression from one roll to the next.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Roll | Spin | Trick
Jackson Rudolph - Boxcutter Drill
The boxcutter is an intermediate to advanced bo staff trick, but this drill can make it easier to understand the flicking motion that makes this release work.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Release | Tricks | Spin
Jackson Rudolph - Butterfly Spin Behind Back Drill
Learn the butterfly spin bo staff trick. Once you have the technique down, the butterfly spin can be used as a drill to build speed and forearm strength.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Spin | Tricks | Speed
Jackson Rudolph - Catch & Release Drill
This partner drill is a ton of fun and allows students to focus on individual parts of the release technique. After using it as a drill, you can turn it into a game with some friendly competition to see which team can catch the most releases.
The Flow System | Bo Staff | Weapons | Release | Tric...