Friday, April 11, 2008

more fun kali videos

This is staff multiple attack.

The interesting part about this video and exercise is the use of the staff. Most staff drills and forms are usually against other weapons where you get to clash and strike something with decent force or you have all the room in the world to twirl the staff to your heart's content. In multiple attack against open handed attackers there are a couple of issues that have to be negotiated: 1) maneuvering a large staff between attackers without getting stuck, 2) throwing the staff with force yet stopping in time to keep from bashing the attackers in and 3) these are relatively small movements done on a large weapon which takes quite a bit of dexterity to execute. The staff is a large weapon and depending on the density can be quite heavy so stopping it in time is quite the exercise in will and focus.

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