On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Master
Dave Herbert with the World Martial Art Center in New York City. I’ll be demonstrating some
hapkido staff techniques. Opponent is thrusting, I side step, strike his lower body, cover
his wrist and lock him down onto his stomach. The staff acts like a pin also. Then I can
disarm the blade. Okay, I will show you this again very slowly. Opponent is attacking,
I side step off the line of attack, I strike his lower body. Take extension, grab the wrist.
Keeping the staff close to his body, I pin, lock his elbow. As I twist the wrist up, I
walk forward bringing his balance forward so he has to fall to his stomach. The staff
acts as a pin. Put pressure on him and I can disarm the blade easily.