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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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