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The Art and Science of Staff Fighting


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0 0 1 432 2469 YMAA Publication Center 20 5 2896 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Foreword Preface Introduction What is Staff Fighting? A Brief History of the Staff Staff Fighting and Self Defense Think Big Know Your Staff Intensity The Levels Level1: The Foundation Fundamentals Stances Basic Striking Understanding the Lines Basic Blocking Blocking, Parrying, and Evading Footwork Figure Eights Level 1 Workout Level2: Basic Middle Grip The Fighting Stance Combat Striking Range, Distancing, and the Circle of Death Targeting Training Equipment: Target Sticks Combinations Feinting Strategy and Tactics Training Equipment: The Pell Defense: The Wall Level 2 Workout Level3: Advanced Middle Grip The Double Strike Training Equipment: Target Sticks Hooking Disarms The Push-Pull Energy Drill Training Equipment: The Striking Ball Disarming Blocks Sliding Disarms Shushi's Wall Level 3 Workout Level4: Basic Extended Grip Introduction to Extended Grip Extended Grip Basic Strikes Extended Grip Figure Eights Extended Grip Thrusting Training Equipment: The Target Ball Training Equipment: The Thrust Board Snap Strikes Training Equipment: The Horizontal Makiwara Extended Grip Blocking Disarms Level 4 Workout Level5: Advanced Extended Grip Fencing with the Staff The Disengage The Double Disengage The Cutover The Beat Extended Grip Hooking Disarms The Disarm Drill Training Equipment: Spinners Parrying Part the Grass to Find the Snake Level 5 Workout Level6: Combat with the Staff The Moment of Truth Full Contact Weapons Fighting Training Equipment: The Padded Staff Understanding Timing The Three-Step Rule Programming Continuation of Attack Blitz Attacks The Grand Overall Strategy Level 6 Workout Level7: Expert Training Hot Stuff Switching Grips Alternate Ready Positions Fool's Guard Tail Guard High Guard Rear Guard Additional Techniques Upward Heel Strike Overhand Heel Thrust Jabbing Thrust Poisonous Snake Fiore's Block Disarming Beat Trapping and Pinning Flying Front Kick Flicking Throwing Level8: Master Training Close Combat with the Staff Groundwork Facing Multiple Opponents with the Staff Unarmed Defense Against the Staff Level9: The Way of the Spear Intro to the Spear Basic Spear Fighting Strategy Training Equipment: The Rings Unarmed Defense Against a Spear Throwing the Spear Catching the Spear Tub Tilting Appendixes 0 0 1 341 1948 YMAA Publication Center 16 4 2285 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Aboutthe Author

About the Author

Joe Varady is a fifth-degree black belt with over thirty years of experience in martial arts. He has trained in numerous Eastern and Western disciplines, including karate, judo, eskrima, boxing, fencing, and long sword. He has won numerous awards competing in full-contact weapons tournaments around the world. Joe holds a master's degree in elementary education. He is the head instructor at Satori Dojo and Modern Gladiatorial Arts. Joe Varady resides in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.


"A treasure trove of knowledge . . . something for every level. One of the most comprehensive staff fighting books."--Michael Gallagher, USA Taekwondo national weapons champion
"Expertise shines through this detailed coaching text, which imparts clear instructions, a sense of motivation, and a can-do attitude."--Melissa Wuske "Foreword Reviews "
"That rarest of martial arts publications . . . a fully developed training system."--Chris Baglieri, Senior martial arts instructor

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