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Training (SUN) 2013.05.21

Outdoor training with the Quarterstaff, with plenty of room for moving techniques on uncertain ground.

Warmup:  loosening & stretching – shoulders, arms, back, waist, legs ; large swinging movements arm movements to loosen shoulders & incorporating waist swinging and adding in arms ; staff swinging and familiarisation – moving around, moving the staff about, getting used to the balance at different angles ; leg raises ; squats ;

 

Lesson:

  • Quarterstaff – Guards, static & moving
  • Quarterstaff – Techniques 1-10
  • Working the pivot and rear-drive hand
  • Slipping the staff for space and power
  • Mechanics and uses of the one-handed thrust

Key Points:

  • How guard transitions helps learn techniques, attacks & blocks
  • Remember to demonstrate the attack and the correct attack movement & why

 

Training (SUN) 2013.04.07

Working Quarterstaff attacks, blocks and techniques

 

Ye Olde Quarterstaff

Warmup:  loosening & stretching – shoulders, arms, back, waist, legs ; large swinging movements with cudgel to stretch out shoulders & arms – walking to jogging progression ; squats ; offline movement practice ;

Lesson:

  • Quarterstaff techniques 1-10
  • Quarterstaff Attack practice, technique attacks & varying angles ; varying speeds
  • Quarterstaff blocks – full intent, mech.sound

Key Points:

  • Using the staff for balance and strength & grip training
  • Staff tech #9 – importance of MDM pulling opponents staff around and in once gripped, in order to put them off balance, and use as the opposing balancing movement for lifting the staff as spear across the body and up ready for down/forward spear strike into opponent