Long Staff Grading
Written on the 1 April 2020
Recently we had a group of students participate in a grading test on one of the GIANT weapon systems of Long Staff.
Congratulations to everyone who passed their new ranks!
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Check out the highlight video of the grading which demonstrates the many skills the students learnt especially in sparring distance. This weapon is a ranger changer and is quite different to the use of many of the shorter weapons. The earliest form of "Long Staff" a.k.a Jang Bong (Korean), Bo (Japanese) or Bang (Chinese) has been used throughout Asia since the beginning of recorded history.
To this day almost every household will have access to a broom stick, mop or shovel. Learn to turn these everyday items into a weapon of self defence.
In addition to Long Staff concepts the student learnt the "Lamb Baton Method" which has been employed by police and military trainers all over the world. This is what weapons coach Ray Floro has to say about this system:
"Developed by Arthur Lamb in 1969. I consider it one of the best baton systems. He breaks it up into 7 "Phases" and the use of fakes is to me GENIUS!"
The next course is learning the Short Stick Police Baton.