Pocket Stick usefullness and tactics

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  1. Drac

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    I 've carried a Kubotan for years when my MA skills were in their infancy stage..As a bouncer I put a "hurtin" on a couple of bruisers striking with the end of the Kubotan into a "pec"..Then as well as now I perfer to use it as a control device...
     
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    The pocket stick by whatever name (kubotan, yawara or dulo-dulo) is a viable tool for self-defense as well as a training tool for general knife mechanics. You can strike, butt, thrust, shear, rake, control & lock. However, locks and controls will fail if you cannot tune your opponent especially one that is much bigger/stronger or drugged out. I have yet to see a realistic demo where the practitioner can use it w/o implementing strikes. Mind you, realistic means plenty of energy, aggression and/or resistance.
     
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    I carry a kubotan every day. It is my key chain.
     
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    Yep, me too...The Kubotan is on one set that I carry on duty and the ProTek key is on my car keys..So I never have to fumble around if I need one....
     
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    I think I love the sound of a woman waking in heels....This post has NO revelance to this thread...It was just something that popped into my head..
     
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    I've heard of these. How do you like it? Obviously, you think it can be effective, I gather.
     
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    I love mine..No more difficult to use as a Kubotan, easier to grip as a matter of fact...and because they look like a large locker key you can carry them aboard an aircraft...
     
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    Mine is always in my pocket with my keys out, so I can grab it quickly. When I am walking it is almost always in my hand. Right underneath the kubotan is my CRKT EDC clipped in my pocket.

    However, on another note, I can't say either would be the first thing I grab. Chances are it wouldn't be, I would use them if they were in my hand already, I am sure, either way I would just do whatever as the situation unfolds, I don't have any pre-conceived notions of what I will do. Although it is fun to fantasize about "What if's", however, too much will make you go blind! :uhyeah: Blind to what actually unfolds and the possible ineffectiveness of the pre-recorded reaction. Reality has a way of changing the situation.
     
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    Same here...

    Ditto..
     
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    As with me. I've carried one for years.

    IMO, in the hands of a trained MA they can be real effective.

    A rake across the metacarpals will break just about anyones grip on you. The poking and thrusting may not kill but hurts like hell. I also would not discount it as a flail when grabbed by the main keyring and swinging the kubaton and keys to any part of the face and eyes of an attacker.

    It won't drop him with out a real lucky on in a million shot to the temple but will stun, distract and may give a smaller weaker opponent a chance to escape.

    I gave them as stocking stuffers to all of my female friends and family. It is better than nothing while in a dark parking
    lot going to your car. Of course its always better to not be there.
    -Marc-
     
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    What an excellent idea...
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing... Thanks for the idea Shotochem! :D
     

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