Shoulder Wraps

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This is one of the tutorials on my DVD. So it's a bit of a conflict for me to put a really good tutorial on this website and then there is no reason for my DVD to exist, savvy? So you'll find a collection of other people's tutorials, my old tutorials, move variations and move discussion, but a modern tutorial, that you probably won't find, sorry. I'm hoping to get them online soon, but until then, check below.

You can go check them out here: DVDs or go directly to the Staff Manipulation DVD Website:

Wraps, hmm, hmmm, hmmm. Oh yeah the contact staff kind, right. There is two types of wrap around the shoulder in this video, which means doing both with either hand gives you a total of 4 things to practice. Joy.
The first one, in the reverse direction just chuck the staff over your shoulder and hope it doesn't hit your leg and then try and catch it. Make sure your hand is in an off-center grip.

The second, a forward wrap, slightly harder, I start from an in-front-of-me figure of eight with an off-center grip, whip it to the side I'm going to wrap on and then try and force my hand into my armpit.

Once there I let go, and if I've done it right the staff wraps my arm, and doesn't jump off me. It does feel (for the first few hundred times) like you're going to dislocate your wrists. Soon young ninja, it will come naturally. Since your hand is in your armpit, you can easily take the staff out on the back of your hand (like an elbow wrap). (Like I do in the video.) Or alternatively you can just catch it. Yay! Slo-Mo: YYYyyyyaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!

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