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Published on Mar 13, 2009
Bicycle & Baseball bat motion with Bo or staff.
DISCLAIMER: These clips are for entertainment and general informational purposes only. We are not instructing you, or encouraging you to do or to believe anything, except to view, enjoy, and think. Never forget that martial arts, like any rigorous course of physical activity, presents the risk of injury, sometimes serious, disabling, or even fatal. Actual techniques should only be practiced in a controlled environment emphasizing safety, under the direct supervision of a Black Belt instructor (in whom you have trust and confidence), and only after you have been cleared by your personal physician.
The Bo is a weapon favored by masters, if only because of its delightful "personality". Even Miyamoto Mushashi, the legendary swordsman, became an adept at Bo.
It is friendly, trustworthy, and patient. Moreover, it is omnipresent. Variations can be found in practically every environment.
The Bo tolerates all but the most glaring errors. As a teacher, it is patient and generous. When one technique is mastered, the next coalesces into your consciousness in a never ending string of serendipity. It's like playing with a friend. As a partner, it is dependable. Nothing more can be expected from a weapon. If the same were true of people, mankind would be at peace.
Mastery of the Bo or Staff requires intuitive awareness of how the Bo moves and feels in free flow. Of course, it takes years to fully develop the appropriate instincts. Our Youtube series on Bo drills will point you in the right direction!