A weapon is a force multiplier and extension of the wielder’s body. A humble staff is transformed into a substantial advantage when in the hands of a well trained practitioner. Modern weapons like the rifle will never be replaced of course but traditional weapons like the staff are simple and effective.
Weapons training requires balance, coordination, timing and discipline. Don’t be surprised when your hand-to-hand combat skills improve when you start weapons training. The bong-sul (traditional staff) and kahrl-mahki (knife defense) curriculum at Choi Martial Arts Academy is going to make you a well-rounded classically trained martial artist.