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Agnosticfaithhealer
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

newbie
Location: Victoria, BC

Total posts: 4
Posted:About a month and a half ago, I started to play with the off axis grips on my staff. To begin with I was just learning how to do basic nunchaku style moves (behind the shoulder). I soon realized that there is a whole plethora (love that word) of moves associated with off axis spins... probably as many as there are spinning it on the center of gravity. I can now do double nunchuck spins, backward nunchucks, continual behind the backs, and double behind the backs... I realize that text descriptions of these moves is kinda pointless, but I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of these, or seen videos, or can actually do these moves? I've never seen anything related to these, and every spinner I've ever showed them to looks at me like i have two heads (in a good way). I'll try and get some vids in the next few days... might take a bit tho, cuz I have second degree burns on my right leg and I can't really walk...

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:do you mean with a staff? if so then my friends also try a bit of it as they do martial arts. i'd love to see a video if you could find one!

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afghan_bingo
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

afghan_bingo

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Location: Calgary, Canada

Total posts: 116
Posted:i had a raz with some nunchuku's a while ago and since have learnt the basic over teh shoulder stuff, and fom that you can get a bit of sword stuff in there as well.. although it looks like you just went mental and started wldly swinging a fiery stick about!!

we were somewhere near barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:Cool!!!

I think i call this a quarter point grip...

its also very useful if your doing contact and you need to place the center poing somewhere in partucular.

have you tried throwing with an off center grip?


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Chronofracture333


Chronofracture333

Hobo Gaylord
Location: I am worldwide and lush

Total posts: 329
Posted:Bruce Lee style! WATAAH! biggrin

Do you do these horizontally as well? It's a good way to pass the staff behind your neck or torso.

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:When playing vertically, you can do figure of eight with an off-center grip, trying to keep your hand still, getting a different sized circular trail from the long and short end.

or you can try and isolate the staff on a point along it's length. I haven't decided if this looks dorky or not.

doing one beats and going around your back vertically is also fun with a 3/4 grip.

I can't remember what we decided to call fake contact but non-poindexters, but you can do that too.


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TheApprovingNinja


TheApprovingNinja

From the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 371
Posted:you can do a four spin isolation with it and then your arm breaks. That point is also the key for doing turnovers.

try to balance that point on the back of your wrist. then lift and turn your hand to that your fingers are facing towards you and the staff is still balanced to the back of your hand. and lift back out.


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Agnosticfaithhealer
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

newbie
Location: Victoria, BC

Total posts: 4
Posted:Yeah, tossing it onto your neck, up under your opposite arm, whatever is WAY easier to do from a quarter grip... except im not sure if i'm down with that name... the best balance point in my experience isn't actually at the 1/4 point... its more like 3/4 of the way to the halfway point. That wasn't very clear... k, if this exclamation point (!) is the centre, the grips would be here *---|-!-|---* (stars are the fiery bits). Doing figure eights off axis is fun, but im unsure if they look cool (i'm the only person I've met that does this off axis stuff, so its kinda hard to see from the centre of the fireball yah know? The off axis pinwheel is sweet (i think you called it a vertical behind the back). I've tried a little bit of throwing off axis, and multi-rotation throws are bloody hard. 180s look sweet as add ons to your flow tho... I kinda uses them the same as finger rolls.. just to show off yah know? I'll hopefully be able to post a vid of me doing some of the more advanced stuff soon, but it won't be for at least a week. You gotta be able to walk to dance eh?

Peace, love, and dead puppies


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Agnosticfaithhealer
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

newbie
Location: Victoria, BC

Total posts: 4
Posted:OH yeah, PS - props on the philip k dick quote, and if you haven't already, check out the trailer for "A scanner Darkly"... im excited.

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Chronofracture333


Chronofracture333

Hobo Gaylord
Location: I am worldwide and lush

Total posts: 329
Posted:Me too, it's one of my favourite books. And I'm glad the've gone down the route of animation, some of the scenarios and headstates described in the book are just too real for film.

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