Learn to balance the stick on the top of your hand, learn to bounce it there. Learn to drop it onto your knee and kick it back up to your hand. Learn to catch it on the back of your hand out of an elbow pop. Learn to drop it to catch it on your foot then kick it back up.
Finally learn this: move your hand to one side of the staff and push it into a half turn then catch it again by removing it's rotation by dabbing it with the back of your hand on the coming down side, then move your hand back to the middle.
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