The first part of this technique is a foot lock, that will help with developing sensitivity and control with the staff.
Place the center point of the staff on your foot. Obviously you could (and should learn to) use either foot, but in this case, Morgan starts the technique with her right foot. The rest of this is written from that perspective.
Gently move your foot and leg from one side of your body to the other while stopping the staff at both “lock points”
The Outer Lock, locks on the outer ankle and inner toe.
The Inner Lock, locks on the inner ankle and outer toe.
Once you are comfortable with balancing and moving the staff with your foot, practice throwing the staff into the air with a kick from the Outer Lock.
Catch the staff in the air with your right hand.
From here, throw the staff (lightly) into the Inner Lock point on your foot, gently cradling the staff as it moves to the left side of your body.
Repeat the above steps until you can reliably perform this part of the technique.
For this part, we will be learning a few Leg Rolls.
Matthew Sosticky or Sticky has been performing and instructing for the past 9 years. He is part owner of Resplendent Flames from Virginia Beach, VA. He specializes in double staff but has been known to spin poi, staff, or fans on occasion.