Staff manipulation is the art or sport of skilfully moving a staff, such as a quarterstaff, bo, or other long length of wood, metal or plastic as recreation, sport or as a performance.
Bojitsu kata — detailed patterns of movements practiced to perfect one's form, are also used in many traditional Japanese arts such as kabuki. Some of these kata, or forms, are very flowing and pleasant to experience, both as the one executing the movement and as a spectator, and hint at the flowing moves of the recreational stick manipulator.
Staff spinning has enjoyed recent growth in the dexterity play, juggling and fire dancing communities, in part due to the influence of martial arts, and in part due to increasing popularity of adult play as recreation.
Staff 1 is a 6 week course covering the basics of Staff Spinning and learning the Art of Flow, plus a bonus (optional) 7th week light up session.