Stick for Self Defense

Discussion in 'Filipino Martial Arts - General' started by stonewall1350, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. dvcochran

    dvcochran Senior Master

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    This is an old post I know but I think this will be interesting. A man was fined for aggravated assault from an encounter where he used drum sticks as a weapon. It went to gran jury and the judge said it was NOT aggravated but instead simple assault due to the "weapons" used. He was in fact a drummer in a local band so there was a justifiable reason for him to have the drum sticks on his person.
    So learn to play the drums, join a well known band and you can carry drum sticks around. But you could still be charged and have to go through an expensive hassle.
    I know this as fact since I was the charging officer.
     
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    drum sticks wouldn't be my weapon of choice, unless 8 wanted to drum some respect in to him, so I'm not sure it's worth the time, may take up hockey though
     
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    Interesting thought. A pair of heavier drumsticks could be wielded effectively with a little practice, used for striking and thrusting. Yes you give up about 10" or more over a 28" escrima stick, but at 16-18" or so, one could still have a good chance of fending off an attacker, depending on what he is armed with.
     
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    Well Gents, it's all about what kinda drumming you do. Now if you do traditional Japanese Tyco drumming, heck yeah! Those tyco drumsticks would be perfect for defense!!!
    Check this out:

     
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    Easily. I love Kodo. I have a remix album of their stuff I've had for 15-20 years.
     
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    If I can open carry a firearm or knife without issue in my State I can't imagine carrying a stick will be an issue other than it may not be comfortable.
     
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    Depends on the state, so don't count on logic. In my state you can carry a gun openly or concealed in public with no permit, and pretty much any kind of knife or sword but nunchakus were illegal until last month!

    When they finally legalized 'chuks, our state's Attorney General whipped out a pair to celebrate:

     
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    If I can't carry my Walter PPK when I travel in foreign country, I always wear this no matter where I go. I'm not too sure it's 100% legal. When I wear this, I'll have a rope to hold on my pants. I also spend a lot of training time to pull my steel belt out as fast as I can.

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    In the following clip, if I have to deal with only 2 guys with short knife, I'll have pretty good confidence that I can smash my belt on their heads before their knife can stab into my chest.



    I wear steel belt because I want to maintain my 33 inch waist.
     
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