Tonight’s bo class:
- Inside, outside, and raising blocks versus practice strikes
- Blocking using the reverse (behind) end of the bo staff
- Various striking routines
- Target practice by trying to poke the bo through a roll of tape that’s been tossed up. I actually managed to get a few! :^O
That was tonight’s bo class in a brief nut shell. Weapons class is one hour long and I am, after all, a complete beginner in kobudo. It’s best to keep things simple for now. Heck, I even asked if I should wear my green belt to kobudo since I’ve barely touched these weapons.
Regarding the nunchaku, I went back and forth about buying a set. As far as the bo is concerned though I’ve known since the first day that this is a weapon that I want to train.
Sure I should train them both, but I could walk to the park with my bo without getting the cops in my business. It would make jogging a little awkward, but it would be possible and I could even combine my jog with some kobudo kata practice.
It’ll be extra fun if it actually bothers to snow this year. Bo practice in the snow covered park. How awesome can life be in small moments, eh?