Hi, my name is Caleb Labarda. I’m here with
Expert Village, and today I’m going to be going over beginning bo staff. Now we’re going
to go over a basic exercise that’s good practice. You’re going to do it in a lot of your forms,
is a front spin. So with your front spin, it’s going to look like this. You’re just
going to get it going over, around the wrist, just like that. Just get that bo moving. There
you go, just like that. So what my hands are doing, I’m actually going through my fingers.
So I’m going here -spin one, swing all the way over. I’m using my thumb, and I’m going
to do about a full rotation and a half. So it’s going to go one, all the way through,
through my thumb, reach underneath, catch. Notice as I do it my hands go all the way
underneath the bo to grab it. From here a one, two, I’ll do it super slow -as I grab
it between my two fingers, I swing all the way over, going through my thumb, it’s going
to roll all the way around my thumb into my grab. Just a one, it’s doing a full rotation,
so real. One, all the way around, two. There we go, just like that. As you get it, as you
just flow, if you’re right-handed it should be going towards your right. You don’t want
to spin opposite direction that you’re going to be doing other moves, like behind the back
or figure 8s, or around the head, stuff like that. You want it to go all the same direction.
So when you get this down you want to just get it practiced, start doing it a little
faster and faster. If you’re left-handed, you should be going the opposite way. So left,
reach underneath, there you go, just like that. But if you’re right-handed, go the same
direction. There you go. So then you can put them together. The strikes, one, two, three,
four, one, two, three, go right here, go to your front spins. Alright, just like that.