Bo staff or ''a can of worms''

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Late for dinner, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    My baby is constructed with careful assymetry and tapering to look exactly like a branch! :p

    It doesn't quite show in this photo, but it is essentially shaped like a baseball bat stretched-out to 5', with a hint of scimitar at the end.

    I'm so used to the unusual shape now, I prefer it to any other stick (oo-er :eek: matron, and all that :rolleyes: )
     

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  2. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Thought I'd check in this thread again, as I've found a new favourite medium range wooden weapon this year: the pickaxe handle.

    Everything about it is perfect. One hand or two, perfectly weighted, cheap and plentiful, and tapered to provide concentrated force in terms of psi. It also has an illustrious history of being very effective in a ruck.

    I heartily recommend you get one :)
     
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  3. Late for dinner

    Late for dinner Valued Member

    I have something similar that came off of a tree back before I moved to the UK (20 years now). Shaped like a bokken but only about as thick as a jo it gives me something to practice short stick techniques at home. There are some unique features to evey systemthat uses a stick and it's not always easy to find somethingn that will fit what you do. Luckily this piece of a tree did!

    LFD
     
  4. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    That's cool, but I'd say that an effective system should be able to capitalise on the uniqueness of the stick, not the other way round!
     
  5. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    What's that you say? More X-TREEM bo staff vids? MOAR?!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZQWYMnI-KE[/ame]
     
  6. Kave

    Kave Lunatic

    When I was younger I busked with a fire staff occasionally, so I have some understanding of the skill required to wave a stick around, and unfortunately I have to say that I am not impressed by the video of Chloe Bruce (even looking purely at aesthetics rather than martial relevance).

    In my defence, at least I never pretended that what I was doing was in any way related to martial arts.
     
  7. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

  8. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    After I've done with MMA I fully intend to learn and improve fighting with bo and jo staffs.
     
  9. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Enough people are impressed that she gets paid a small fortune to do it. No busking here! :D
     
  10. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    This from a man who plays with sticks and rubber knives?
     
  11. Kave

    Kave Lunatic

    Chloe Bruce is good at XMA, an accomplished stunt performer, and she is both pretty and bendy. I am unsurprised at the following she has. That being said, on ability alone there are many better XMAers and trickers out there that very few people heard of (probably because they aren't as pretty).
     
  12. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Well sticks and dull metal knives if you want to get pedantic...and as I am a teacher of weapons what do you suggest I use instead? Plus my stick tends to hit things pretty hard :)

    none of that video - NONE of it - was combative at all. It may as well have been a pool noodle

    Is it skillful? Yes...but it isn't weaponry, it's twirling a stick
     
  13. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    XMA is like anything, really. It is it's own little niche within martial arts with its own A-list stars and events that aren't too well known outside the discipline. Like BJJ or Kung Fu I suppose.
     
  14. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    I actually like her EH stuff...not my bag, but I get it (sort of).

    the weaponry stinks like urine from the last leper in hell*










    *Bonus points for quote recognition
     
  15. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    You're the only one here suggesting any of it has to be combative.

    The vast spectrum of martial arts allows for different interpretations of martial arts, not all of which have to be combative, and all of which are unique to the individual.
     
  16. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Then don't call it "weapons"
     
  17. Kave

    Kave Lunatic

    Is it any worse than calling a "Scorpion Kick" a kick?
     
  18. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    It IS a kick...just a poor one

    Calling this weaponry is like calling vegetable paring weaponry

    This is basically exactly the same thing but without the pretension

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiP2f7pM6HI"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiP2f7pM6HI[/ame]
     
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  19. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    You're still mad about not making the high school cheerleading squad, aren't you?
     
  20. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Blackadder 2 - when those religious fanatics (his relatives) come to dinner and Edmund is trying to have the booze up.

    Do I will £5?
     
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