1-step fighting short staff techniques

Recently, I created some 1-step fighting short staff techniques. This post will document them.

Attacking side

Similar to 1-step fighting hand & foot techniques, where the attacker begins by stepping back with the right foot into a front stance, doing a left-hand low block, with a ki-hap, the attacks for these 1-steps are similar.

The attacker steps back with the right foot into a fighting stance with the short staff in the right hand and does a ki-hap. When the defender ki-haps, signaling that the defender is ready for the attack, the attacker steps forward and does the attack. In each technique, the attack is different.

Short staff technique 1

Attacker

Step forward and do an overhead strike with the right hand.

Defender

  1. Step forward with the right foot in front stance.
  2. Do a high block with your short staff – hold your short staff in both hands with 1 hand on each end. Block the overhead strike.
  3. Slide your short staff to the right. When your left hand is near the attacker’s staff, grab it with the left hand.
  4. Pull the attacker’s short staff down and do 2 strikes to the ribs – 1 with back hand motion, and another with the forehand motion. Ki-hap on both strikes.

Short staff technique 2

Attacker

Step forward and do a side strike with the right hand towards the defender’s ribs.

Defender

  1. Step forward with the right foot in fighting stance.
  2. With your short staff in the right hand & vertical, block the attack.
  3. Immediately after the block, trap the attacker’s short staff with your left hand & grab it.
  4. With your short staff in your right hand, strike the attacker’s temple/eye socket with the butt of your short staff & ki-hap.

Short staff technique 3

Attacker

Step forward and do a side strike with the right hand towards the defender’s knee.

Defender

  1. Step forward with the right foot in fighting stance.
  2. With your short staff in the right hand, block the attack.
  3. Immediately after the block, slide your short staff down so that your hand is near the attacker’s short staff.
  4. Quickly hook your short staff around the attacker’s short staff & grab it with your left hand.
  5. Do a strike to the attacker’s ribs with your short staff, back hand motion.
  6. Slide your short staff along the attacker’s arm down to the butt of the attacker’s short staff. In a single motion, twist the short staff out of the attacker’s hand while sliding your short staff throw & past the attacker’s short staff.

Short staff technique 4

Attacker

Step forward and do a side strike with the right hand towards the defender’s knee, keep stepping forward with left foot, and then step right right foot & do a back hand strike towards the defender’s head.

Defender

  1. Step back with your left foot in fighting stance, then shuffle back to avoid the first attack.
  2. When the second attack comes towards you, step forward with your left foot in front stance and block the attack with a back hand block.
  3. Immediately grab the attacker’s arm with your left hand & strike the attacker in the ribs.
  4. Step underneath the attacker’s arm towards the attacker’s strong side, keeping a grip on the attacker’s arm to execute the “police hold”, wrapping the arm up behind the attacker’s back.
  5. Strike the attacker’s right knee and optionally disarm.

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