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    Hi.

    Here is staff set 1. Like with most of you, I don't practice it a lot, but I did run through it a bunch before recording it.

    I only do one of the sets of crescent kicks and bear in mind that my left leg is 10lbs. heavier than my right, so it doesn't fly very well.

    Now that I've apologized a bunch of times for my so-so performance, here it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Hi.

    Here is staff set 1. Like with most of you, I don't practice it a lot, but I did run through it a bunch before recording it.

    I only do one of the sets of crescent kicks and bear in mind that my left leg is 10lbs. heavier than my right, so it doesn't fly very well.

    Now that I've apologized a bunch of times for my so-so performance, here it is.
    You could put a 10lb ankle weight on the other to balance them out

    Nah!

    Nice job!

    Thanks for the posting it!

    Now for blocking set 2

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    Was the staff to heavy for you? Other than that looks pretty good. Keep those forms coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Was the staff to heavy for you? Other than that looks pretty good. Keep those forms coming.
    Mine is a full-sized wooden staff. Most people use very light staffs. They use the plastic-type ones or really thin, light staffs.

    Mine is very solid and heavier than most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Mine is a full-sized wooden staff. Most people use very light staffs. They use the plastic-type ones or really thin, light staffs.

    Mine is very solid and heavier than most.

    --Amy
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Mine is a full-sized wooden staff. Most people use very light staffs. They use the plastic-type ones or really thin, light staffs.

    Mine is very solid and heavier than most.

    --Amy
    Good for you. One thing I really HATE is when people use super light weaponry just so they can look good. It makes them super fast and flashy, but I hate the idea of doing a weapon set with a toy. Keep using the real weapons and you will definitely be better for it in the long run. The real weapons don't let you cheat on your technique the way the lightweight toys do.
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    Wow that was Great Amy, Thanks for posting. Takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there. My hats off too you.

    Thatís a set I really want to learn, Iím just not sure if my instructor teaches that set.

    I love blocking set 2, would love to see a clip of that set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004hemi View Post
    Wow that was Great Amy, Thanks for posting. Takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there. My hats off too you.

    I love blocking set 2, would love to see a clip of that set.
    Thanks. Especially when it's not a set I'm super-comfortable with.

    I had recorded blocking set 2, but then I just saw a clip of Tatum doing it and it appears my instructor left out the middle section of it. I think he may have shown it once or twice, but I did it many times in front of him (including on my test) without the center section and he never said anything. In other words, I'll have to re-record it. Ugh.

    Tara and I did finger set also, which I may post, but probably not. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Mine is a full-sized wooden staff. Most people use very light staffs. They use the plastic-type ones or really thin, light staffs.

    Mine is very solid and heavier than most.

    --Amy
    We refer to those as 'tooth pics'

    Nice to see you using a grown-up weapon, Amy. Seriously...I hate tooth pics.

    Watch your core, you have a bit of a tendancy to bend at the waist with this, perhaps why Parkerkenpo asked if it was heavy. Aside from that I enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SifuDangeRuss View Post
    We refer to those as 'tooth pics'

    Watch your core, you have a bit of a tendancy to bend at the waist with this, perhaps why Parkerkenpo asked if it was heavy. Aside from that I enjoyed it.

    Thank you. I noticed that too. It used to be worse, so I'm getting there. But yes, I'll pay more attention to that.

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    Parkerkarate not Parkerkenpo
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    Yup, like everyone else says, keep the vids coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    Parkerkarate not Parkerkenpo
    I stand humbly corrected.

    (Actually I had initially just typed in 'Parker' and added the 'kenpo' as an afterthought, my bad for not checking my references better.)
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    Good job Amy! As always, thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SifuDangeRuss View Post
    I stand humbly corrected.

    (Actually I had initially just typed in 'Parker' and added the 'kenpo' as an afterthought, my bad for not checking my references better.)
    LOL no problem
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    It's interesting. Never seen the Staff set before. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    Thank you. I noticed that too. It used to be worse, so I'm getting there. But yes, I'll pay more attention to that.

    --Amy
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    You look a lot more comfortable with it now then you did the last time I saw you do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takai View Post
    Amy,

    You look a lot more comfortable with it now then you did the last time I saw you do it.

    lol. I hadn't worked on it much before then. I've practiced some, but obviously still need more work.

    Camey suggested I be more Chinese about it in philosophy. I'm not entirely sure what that means. Anyone have any other words that might describe it better?

    --Amy
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    Amy,
    Your staff set is very similar to ours. We call ours the "Chinese Staff Set" because our own version of Staff Set 1 is actually based upon the Short Form 1 using a staff.

    I see some minor motion differences between your Staff Set 1 and my Chinese Staff Set. It was the difference in targeting and how you moved your feet. Just wondering, are you visualizing the attacker and thinking where you are hitting, or just going through the moves? It looked like you were having a bit of a struggle there. This weapon form is among my favorite.

    It took me a while with the Chinese Staff Set before I learned exactly where the staff is supposed to strike and how to increase the power using the whole body for additional force (rather than just upper body).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    Amy,
    Your staff set is very similar to ours. We call ours the "Chinese Staff Set" because our own version of Staff Set 1 is actually based upon the Short Form 1 using a staff.

    I see some minor motion differences between your Staff Set 1 and my Chinese Staff Set. It was the difference in targeting and how you moved your feet. Just wondering, are you visualizing the attacker and thinking where you are hitting, or just going through the moves? It looked like you were having a bit of a struggle there. This weapon form is among my favorite.

    It took me a while with the Chinese Staff Set before I learned exactly where the staff is supposed to strike and how to increase the power using the whole body for additional force (rather than just upper body).

    - Ceicei
    I have only a vague idea of what the heck I'm doing on this one. That's part of the reason I posted it. I'm not very comfortable with this one.

    I hope to see the specifics of it when I get Mr. Speakman's 5.0 dvds. When I do, I'll re-record it.

    Suggestions are welcome.

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