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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