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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And second, the majority of the time there are more effective targets than the arm. Blunt weapons Weapons of Japan.

Palm Stick

In the United States, yawaras are not intrinsically illegal in any jurisdiction. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Matsuyama who stic his own version in or earlier. Views Read Edit View history. Most palm stick defenses you’ll see taught begin with striking the arm of an incoming punch.

Palm Stick for Self Defense

Just enter your name and email below:. Uxe however after much testing and training I’ve come to realize the palm stick can be a great self defense tool, as long as you don’t use it like the vast majority of instructors demonstrate.

While not as effective as an expandable baton or etick, the palm stick may even be a better self defense tool than a knife see our knife page for more stjckespecially when you have the advantage of the tactical flashlight.

A great benefit of learning to use stic, palm stick is that so many items can be used as one, including pens, pencils, salt shakers, wrenches, screw drivers The yawara movements may have been derived from the sheathed knife techniques of tantojutsu.

Below you can find more information on the use of flashlights for the purpose of “flash and bash”:. And unlike guns, larger sticks, and knives, some version of a palm stick yaqara flashlight or pen for example can be carried even when traveling to areas where weapons are not allowed, including on planes.

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Additionally, striking the opponent’s arm doesn’t stop him from hitting you in the head with his other hand:. The yawara stick was popularized for police usw in the s by Frank A. In the second the combination of footwork, angle of attack, and head position makes it nearly impossible ot him to strike me as I attack.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See the Covered Blast for much more on this topic. 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.

It is sometimes referred to as yawara, and this name has been used interchangeably with jujutsu. Retrieved from ” https: Yawarajutsu is a martial art focusing yawafa use of the yawara. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The determining question should be, “what is the most effective technique for the given position? This article needs additional citations for verification.

A palm stick can not only add significant damage potential to strikes, but will also protect your hand against injury. 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.

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

Articles needing additional references from October All articles sgick additional references. For most of my time teaching and practicing martial arts I’ve been against the palm stick for self defense. Our 4 Step Matrix for contact weapons can bow be used to train the palm stick vs. For other uses, see Yawara disambiguation. 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 Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Zone Theory is primarily about minimizing risk, particularly the risk of catastrophic failure.

First, stici highly unlikely to actually succeed in striking the arm of an incoming punch when you have no idea when, where, how, or with what arm it will be thrown. All offensive and defensive techniques may fail to work exactly as planned, and that’s ok.

The main problems with most palm stick stlck can be solved by targeting the opponent’s vital areas, using angles of attack that make it difficult for the opponent to simultaneously yaara, and not being mentally stuck on only using the palm stick. Although it may hurt to get struck in the arm, there are two serious problems with this. This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat Here are a couple of great examples of offensive and defensive techniques with the palm stick:.

They are usually used in pairs to initiate throwsbone breaks, and pressure point strikes. Sometimes you’re better off striking with the palm stick and sometimes you’re not.

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The yawara also called pasak or dulodulo in Filipino martial arts stickk a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts. However, flashlights are legal to carry everywhere, including on planes. You’ll also see instructors teaching to strike the limbs when attacked with various grabs and chokes.