The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide

By | June 18, 2017
The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide Author Joe Varady
ISBN-10 1594394113
ISBN-13 9781594394119
Year 2016-12-07
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Ymaa Publication Center
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NINE LEVELS EASY TO EXPERTThis book stands apart from other staff training manuals While most titles focus on forms and twirling The Art and Science of Staff Fighting emphasizes the dynamics of combat The author draws on thirty years of martial experience presenting the best of both Eastern and Western traditions Joe Varady lays out a comprehensive course of study in nine levels from beginner to expert He guides readers through such fundamentals as stances striking blocking and footwork In advanced lessons readers learn disarming techniques groundwork and facing multiple opponents But this book is not just for staff enthusiasts Even those unfamiliar with martial arts can adapt these techniques increasing their skill and confidence in defending themselves Our environment is usually full of improvised weapons Varady writes Staff fighting techniques can be effectively applied in a self defense situation using a walking stick coatrack curtain rod floor lamp hockey stick fallen tree branch broom mop shovel or rake Equipped with this knowledge readers will begin to realize that in one way or another they are nearly always armedand capable of defending themselves This book featuresNine levels of instruction progressing from easy to expertOver 600 photos with motion arrowsA nondenominational approach to staff utilizing the best of Eastern and Western artsA comprehensive methodical approach to building staff skills If you are already a student of the staff these lessons will not conflict with your katas or current style Instead they will augment your techniques broadening your options Whether you are an experienced staff fighter or a layman seeking practical techniques for self defense The Art and Science of Staff Fighting will help you develop the skills you need

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