The yawara is a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts. The Yawara originated from the use of Kongou, a Buddhist symbolic object, by monks in Feudal Japan. The Yawara takes the form of one or two small, thick sticks that protrude. “Training guide on the Yawara Stick,” an E-book by Joe Bertoni with over the use of the Yawara Stick for combat but gives well explicated insights and. Citation: Matsuyama, Frank A. How to use the yawara stick for police. Berkeley, URI/DOI: Rights: The use of the digitized .

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All offensive and defensive techniques may fail to work exactly as planned, and that’s ok.

Palm Stick for Self Defense

What you don’t want are such large holes in your techniques that you invite catastrophic failure, where you are knocked out or worse due to an opening that need not have existed.

The Yawara takes the form of one or two small, thick sticks that protrude about an inch from each side of the hand. The yawara stick was popularized for police officers in the s by Frank A.

This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat The determining question should be, “what is the most effective technique for the given position? However, flashlights are legal to carry everywhere, including on planes. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Here are a couple of great examples of offensive and defensive techniques with the palm stick:. In the United States, yawaras are not intrinsically illegal in any jurisdiction.

Palm Stick

You’ll also see instructors teaching to strike the limbs when attacked with various grabs and chokes. See more on kali and eskrima. Just enter your name and email below:.

Views Read Edit View history. And second, the majority of the time there are more effective targets than the arm. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. While you can purchase palm sticks made purely for the purpose of self defense also called a kubotan or yawara stick in Japanese systems and an olisii palad or tawara stick in Filipino martial artsit makes more sense to carry a tactical flashlight, which also gives you the ability to temporarily blind an attacker at night.

Both lights are extraordinarily bright 10 times as bright as a 2 D Cell Maglightand easily capable of blinding an attacker with night adapted vision. Most palm stick defenses you’ll see taught begin with striking the arm of an incoming punch.

Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references. Here are the three primary sgick with most palm stick techniques:. For most of my time teaching and practicing martial arts I’ve been against the palm stick for self defense.

See the Covered Blast for much more on this topic. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It is sometimes referred to as yawara, and this name has been used interchangeably with jujutsu. This broadly-worded measure may proscribe a yawara that is purposely manufactured or carried to be used as a weapon. They are usually used in pairs to initiate throwsbone breaks, and pressure point strikes.

In the first image my angle of attack leaves me wide open for my opponent to strike me. For other uses, see Yawara disambiguation.

Retrieved from ” https: Our 4 Step Matrix for contact weapons can also be used to train the palm stick vs. Additionally, striking the opponent’s arm doesn’t stop him from hitting you in the head with his other hand:. Blunt weapons Weapons of Japan. Because the “palm stick” represents any relatively small, solid object that sfick easily be carried and fits in your palm, there are a variety of options when choosing a palm stick to carry. Although it may hurt to get struck in the arm, there are two serious problems with this.


Yawarajutsu is a martial art focusing on use of the yawara.

In the United Kingdom, “any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use” is defined as an offensive weapon under the Prevention of Crime Act The yawara, tessen iron fanand short stick or jo see jodo can be used to apply yawara or jujutsu techniques. And unlike guns, larger sticks, and knives, some version of a palm stick a flashlight or pen for example can be carried even when traveling to areas where weapons are not allowed, including on planes.

The main problems with most palm stick techniques can be solved by targeting the opponent’s vital areas, using angles of attack that make it difficult for the opponent to simultaneously counter, and not being mentally stuck on only using the palm stick.

The yawara movements may have been derived from the sheathed knife techniques of tantojutsu. While I do prefer the LX2 due to the pocket clip for easier carrying and the fact that it has two output levels making it more practical as a regular flashlightthe 6PX Tactical is far cheaper and still an excellent light for self defense. The tactical flashlight as a palm stick can also blind an attacker at night, and the pen as a palm stick can be used as a dagger.

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. A great benefit of learning to use a palm stick is that so many items can be used as one, including pens, pencils, salt shakers, wrenches, screw drivers The yawara also called pasak or dulodulo in Filipino martial arts is a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts.