Esther-Channah (dragonbat2006) wrote in little_details,
Esther-Channah
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Writing a combat training scene: Escrima versus Bo Staff

Time: Modern Day (though it doesn't really apply here)
Googled: Escrima versus Bo Staff; Bo Staff versus Escrima

Basically, I'm writing a training scene in a Batman fanfic. I've got one seasoned fighter aged 20 using escrima, while drilling a 13-year-old neophyte armed with a bo staff. My googling led me to this youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TY3QXDgbqi4&feature=related which shows me how one can use the escrima to defend against an attack from a bo staff. 

I'm having less luck showing how one might use escrima on the offensive against a bo staff (or any other long weapon).

If the stats of the characters are a significant factor, the one holding the escrima is 5'10", 175 lbs, athletic but wiry and a champion acrobat and gymnast. 

The one with the staff is 5'4" and about 140 lbs, in excellent physical condition but not (yet!) olympic calibre. 

Any tips, pointers or links to youtubes that my google fu missed would be appreciated!

Thanks! 
Tags: ~martial arts
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