I got a staff in the face last night at Kung Fu. What a bummer!
We were doing our first ever staff strikes. It was awesome! Bow staffs flying through the air. The impacts making a distinct “CLACK! CLACK!”
There were two rolls: attacker and defender.
This probably calls for some MSPaint.
First, we have the attacker (on the left) making a low sweeping move towards our defender. He defends with a ‘La’ a swift upward bow flick.
The attacker then switches sides, and tries to sweep the other leg. Our target swings his staff back with a ‘Pa’ and falls into a cat stance.
Now what should happen, is that the defender takes advantage of his position and swings the staff around in a half ‘Sa.’ The attacker then drops into horse stance with a ‘hohn’ and blocks the strike above his head.
But that’s not what happened. Instead, in all the confusion of switching back and forth between being attacker and defender… I got super confused and just stopped. I didn’t move at all. I just held the bow staff at my waist and stared in blankness.
Thankfully no damage was done and we all got a good laugh about it.