Tips & Tricks

Tips and Tricks

People learn best by imitating what they see.

So I chose some Buugeng videos from Dai Zaobab´s Youtube-Channel and watched them again and again.

By the way, the subconscious mind also watches and memorises the movements. The more often I watched a video, the more familiar I became with the movement, even if I wasn’t aware of it at first.

But when I arrived in the training hall without a video, I often asked myself the question: How did the movement go again?



I learned that answering the following questions beforehand was helpful:

  • Are the buugengs turned with the whole hand or with the fingers, or a mixture of both movements?
  • Which buugeng is turning in which direction? Is the turning movement forward or backward? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
  • Does the tip of the buugeng point upwards or does the curved side point upwards?
    Tip: Mark the Buugeng tips in colour, for example with adhesive tape.
  • Where is the Buugeng stick held? In the middle of the handle, where does the thumb point to? Or is the Buugeng stick held at the top or bottom of the tip, for example?

Further tips:

If you are at the very beginning, first learn the finger spin with a Buugeng in one direction with your favourite hand. As soon as you have the forward spin down to a certain extent, learn the same movement backwards. And so that the other hand doesn’t get bored, practise the rotation with it too. Simply transfer the same sequence to the hand rotation before you let both buugengs rotate at the same time.

Repetition is good but variety is just as important. That’s why I always taught myself two new movements at the same time. If I got stuck with the first movement, then I continued with the second. When I got back to the first movement, it was suddenly much smoother than before.

Video record your workout often. You will then see more quickly where things are going wrong and how your movements (the visual figures) look to the observer. Moreover, you will see your progress more quickly and will be captivated by your own movements. By the way: I like to record new, self-invented movement sequences on video so that I can check how they work the next time.

And now: Happy Buugeng!


If you are now looking for the right buugengs.
Here are my experiences:
In the beginning, I got very simple and cheap beginner Buugengs for 30 euros:—Levisticks/Akrobat-Buugeng—S-Staff-1678.html

They are light, but not the most stable.
After 3 months the first Buugeng broke after some throwing techniques.

Then I knew I needed more stable buugengs and luckily I found the webshop at Etsy of Dai Zaobab.

I ordered my first pair of contact buugengs from him and have been very happy ever since!
His buugengs are made of wood, stable, beautiful and hug the body when it comes to contact movements.
What’s more, I can fold them up and put them in their included Buugeng bag and carry them over my shoulder like a purse.

Thus, my Buugengs are always with me.