Jackson Rudolph Signature Series
This training staff, designed by world champion Jackson Rudolph, is the world's first one-size-fits-all bo staff training aid. It's the perfect length be a full size bo for a child and is just long enough to allow adults to perform correct techniques in training. The two grip-taped segments are spaced to mark the "thirds position" when holding the bo, and the increased weight provides additional strength training. This staff is perfect for beginner classes, drilling the basics, and dynamic, weapons-based fitness workouts.
- Lenght: 127cm
- Diameter: 2,5cm
- Color: Brown/Black
CHOOSING THE RIGHT BO STAFF
Are you one of the thousands of people in the US and around the world who train with the rokushakubo or bo staff? It is a popular weapon for karate practitioners, and for good reason. Training with the bo staff is a great conditioning workout for the upper body, and there are an almost infinite number of bo techniques and tricks that beginners and experienced karatekas can learn. Or maybe you don't train with a bo staff, but you want to learn. Stop thinking and start doing! There is no better time to start learning a new martial art form than the present. Here are some tips to start your bo staff journey off right.
Choosing a Bo Staff
There are four big factors you should consider when choosing a bo staff. This sounds more daunting than it is - as you will see, they are all quite closely related. They are: Length, weight/material, appearance and your intended use.
Length: As sports karate competitor and Team Paul Mitchell member Jackson Rudolph explains in this video , the right length for your bo staff depends on your height. As a general rule of thumb, if you are standing upright on the floor, your bo staff should be about the same height as you. For creative competitions, it should be slightly Shorter.
Weight/Material: Heavier bo staffs are ideal for traditional or strength training. These are usually made of hardwood, such as oak, and were originally developed for use in combat. Only use such Bo staffs under the supervision of your martial arts instructor. Then there are lightweight Bo staffs made of materials such as lotus whitewood, bamboo or even Graphite.
Appearance: Many people who train with bo staffs use them in competitions. Therefore, in addition to the length, you should also pay attention to the appearance of the staff. Many competition bo staffs have eye-catching designs that draw attention to performance. The Jackson Rudolph Signature Bo Staff and Jackson Rudolph Professional Bo are the type of staffs that Rudolph uses in competition. Always make sure to use a Bo Staff bag to transport your Bo safely.
Usage: Use is determined by a combination of the other factors. If you want a bo for sports competitions, you will want a light, shorter bo that is easy to handle for tricks. For traditional competitions and training, a longer bo with heavier material is recommended.
For Sparring: An important application is live sparring. If you want to use your bo for partner training with fast movements and strokes, you should not use a wooden or graphite bo. Instead, use a padded bo such as the ActionFlex or a foam bo stick.
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|Dimensions ( length × width × height ):||137,16 × 2,54 × 2,54 cm|