4 Tips for Effective Bo Staff Training - How To for Beginners
Michael Hodge, Master Instructor of Ultimate Training, breaks down 4 tips that will help you in your bo staff training. This is perfect for all Beginners looking to learn Bo - check out www.ultimatetrainingdvds.com for his Bo Staff Training DVDs! ALSO, you can now earn a black belt in BO! visit http://www.blackbeltathome.com/products/ultimate-bo/
Beginner Bojutsu Combo with Bamboo Staff
Here I instruct a beginner bojutsu combination, which employs a side block, overhead front strike, curl block, knee strike, and down thrust. Focus on hand placement, body alignment, targets, and footwork flow. To get one of Chad's handmade Bamboo bos, you can buy it here on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hardened-Bamboo-Bo-Staff-Martial-Arts-Walking-Stick-90-Day-Free-Replacement-/231772139762 It is currently only $30 with free shipping. I have never seen such a high quality, handmade staff a...
The 3 Basic Combat Bo Blocks (and Sparring Drill)
Here, we will learn the 3 basic combat blocks. These are blunt force defensive blocks. Opposed to parrying/deflecting style blocks. -High Block -Low Block -Side Block After learning each block, follow along with us in the blocking sparring drill. This is an example of the incredible training you will receive as an Ultimate Bo student. You can become a student in our online university right now to begin learning and earning real rank in Ultimate Bo. http://www.blackbeltathome.com/products/...
Combat Bo - Angles of Attack and Striking Directions (fighting/realistic staff)
Today you'll learn the 8 angles of attack. These are the most efficient angles to use when using a bo in a fighting/combat situation. We also talk about the 4 planes of striking, or striking directions. Go ahead and check out my online bo home study course here - http://www.blackbeltathome.com/products/ultimate-bo/
Bojutsu - Combat Bo Staff defense and attack (Kumite)
Here I instruct a simple bojutsu based defense and counterattack. The purpose of this fighting drill is to learn the dynamics of parrying a straight thrust, regardless of what weapon is doing the thrust toward your midsection. We then want to have a natural overhead strike counter, and maintain composure on the outside of our opponent. To become one of my global Ultimate Bo students, enroll here: http://www.blackbeltathome.com/products/ultimate-bo/ Subscribe this instant if you want to get ...
Realistic Bo Kata Training vs. Speed/Flashy Kata Training
In an effort to help my own students in their kata training, I filmed this video. I hope it helps you too. 🙂
Ultimate Bo - Bo Kata 1 - With a Heavyweight Ash Bo
I was practicing outside (the sun was finally out!), and thought I would film myself, for a self-analysis. I started training with this 6 ft., 2 lb. ash wood bo about six weeks ago. It has been wonderful for upper body flexibility and strength; also, for more realistic kumite and combat practice. I am learning more about how it affects my strikes, accuracy, stances, and overall flow. I mainly filmed this for my own review, but I though you all might enjoy reviewing it as well. What do you t...
Ultimate Bo - Bo Kata 1 - With a Lightweight White Wood Bo
This is "Bo Kata 1" from the yellow chevron level of Ultimate Bo. I was practicing outside today, and so thankful to see the sun, so I filmed myself doing the kata. I wanted to analyze my kata, and thought you all may enjoy seeing the form. This was an impromptu video; it was not meant to be a perfect demo or even instruction of the kata. I am using a white wood lotus, 10 oz. staff here; 5' 6''. This is a better staff for freestyle and tournament kata. Bo Kata 1, is rooted in Okinawan bojut...
4 Common Bo Staff Training Mistakes
Michael Hodge, Master Instructor of Ultimate Training, goes over the 4 most common mistakes in bo training. This is perfect for all Beginners looking to learn Bo - check out www.blackbeltathome.com for his Bo Home Study Course.
Bo Staff Essentials: Learn a Basic Bo Combo
Michael Hodge, Master Instructor of Ultimate Training shares with you how to perform a basic bo combo. You can learn this combo and much more from the Ultimate Training Bo DVD series. Visit www.ultimatetrainingdvds.com now to check out his Bo Training DVDs!
Bo Staff Wrist Roll Toss and Catch - Extreme Combo How To
Michael Hodge, Master Instructor of Ultimate Training shares with you how to perform an advanced bo wrist roll technique. You can learn this technique and many more from the Ultimate Training Bo DVD series. Visit www.ultimatetrainingdvds.com now to check out his Bo Training DVDs!
How to use a Bo Staff like Morgan (Walking Dead) – Combat Bo Strikes
Hey there Walking Dead fans, you’re probably wondering how Morgan obliterates those walkers with such ease, well, there is a true fight science to bo staff. In this video, I am going to teach you the most essential combat bo grips, the strikes to throw from each grip, and how it could actually go down. No prior experience is required, just grab a broomstick, dowel, pole, rod, branch, walking stick, or bo, and let’s get started! In this lesson, we’ll learn: • Normal Grip Strikes – 00:30 • L...
5 Lessons Learned from Okinawan Bojutsu
I made it back alive from Okinawa. I was lucky enough to do some hardcore training and learn from a few incredible kobudo grandmasters. I have distilled the 5 most important lessons learned about Okinawan Bojutsu in this video. I hope you enjoy this! The entire "Lessons from Okinawa" video program will be releasing later this month, which includes 10 hours of training with actual footage from my private lessons and group classes. To get access to the entire Lessons from Okinawa program, and ...