List of Bo Staff Techniques – Instructions & Videos

This section provides instructions for various Bo staff techniques (i.e. spins, strikes, blocks, etc.). These instructions will help beginning martial artists learn how to use a Bo staff for demonstrations, self-defensekata and sparring.

The Bo (staff) is an Okinawan (Japan) martial arts weapon. This staff is basically a long wooden weapon traditionally made of oak and is roughly 6 feet in length. However, for demonstrations, a Bo is usually a lightweight metal staff (lighter weight for faster spins, etc.).

Many different martial arts including staff training (such as with the BoJo and Jang Bong) as part of their curriculum. These include AikidoBojutsuHapkidoKarateKung FuTaekwondo, etc. Moreover, many of these martial arts styles practice a wide variety of Bo katas.

For other martial arts weapon information (i.e. info for the Nunchaku or Sai), please visit the main Martial Arts Weapons section.

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Bo Staff Self-Defense Techniques – Click on the techniques below for instructions and/or videos

Bo Staff Spins – Mainly for Demonstrations

Bo Staff Strikes

Bo Staff Blocks

Empty Hand Defense Against a Bo

Bo Staff Demonstration Combinations


Bo Staff Defense – Strike To Head And Sweep

Bo Staff Demonstration

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