Drills and Exercises

Mastery of the Bo or Staff requires intuitive awareness of how the Bo moves and feels in free flow.  Of course, it takes years to fully develop the appropriate instincts.  However, if you donít have a clue, and are in need of a starting point, consider some of the drills presented below.

Bo 4 Beat Pattern

 

Bo 6 Beat Pattern

 

Bo Circle Drill

 

Circular Drill Variations

 

Butterfly Drill

 

Body Pass

 

Bicycle-Baseball Bat

 

Directional Shifts and Stops

 

Shoulder-Neck Pass

 

Diagonal Pass

 

ABC Improvisational Flow

 

Takiyoku Shodan Sequence of Movement & Demos

 

Bo/Staff Free Form

 

Ten Bo Striking Patterns

 

Gun Fu Add-On Striking Patterns

 

Basic Defense Concepts

 

Bo Basics Demonstrated

 

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