Four foot staff, used by Filipino Kun Tao warriors is the shorter staff for defending against other weapons in a jungle environment. Long range to close range practice is often drilled. Clench range with the use of footwork and leverage is used to trap up and tie up an opponent limbs to a possible take down. Ballistically and accurately hitting all the vital areas on the body is always the follow up. The training methods are very precise and very athletic. This is one of the main weapons of Kun Tao Dumpag.
The five foot staff is the Kali, Arnis and Eskrima staff. There are quite a few long range and mid range drills combined to develop the long and mid range fighting skills. In competent hands, this is a great weapon for defending against other weapons. They work especially well in multi-man attack situations.
Please note, these staffs can be used in any style that uses a staff!