This past weekend a small group of students took the opportunity to attend a staff workshop at the studio. There was a mix of ages and skill levels but everyone went home with a bit of new information.
The staff, or 'bong' in Korean is one of the first weapons a student learns. There are many ways to familiarize with this weapon. In most cases a student will start to learn how to use the staff at brown belt by drilling basic movements and spins. They would also learn their first weapons form at this stage.
The focus of this weekend's workshop was a little different, however. Students who attended the seminar were presented with a number of partner drills to help them even better familiarize themselves with the staff. The studio was filled with the sound of wood against wood as they practiced each new technique. Some of the things they learned were practical and some were a little "theatrical" but all of them were fun.