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. 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:.
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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. 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. 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.
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. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references. Here are the three primary sgick with most palm stick techniques:.
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. Blunt weapons Weapons of Japan. 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. 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 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.
How to Use the Yawara Stick
Yawarajutsu[ edit ] Yawarajutsu is a martial art focusing on use of the yawara. It is sometimes referred to as yawara, and this name has been used interchangeably with jujutsu. The yawara, tessen iron fan , and short stick or jo see jodo can be used to apply yawara or jujutsu techniques. The yawara movements may have been derived from the sheathed knife techniques of tantojutsu. Legality[ edit ] In the United States, yawaras are not intrinsically illegal in any jurisdiction. 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
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Yawara Stick Yawara Stick Safety and self defense are important for everyone, though most people do not have the time or resources to learn extensive martial arts or go through firearms training. Those types of defensive options take years to learn how to perform and use properly. If you want to increase your safety, but have no interest in waiting that long, then you can use other means to assist you in keeping yourself, your family and your property safe. One thing you may consider is the yawara stick. This is a Japanese weapon that dates back centuries. It is not difficult to use and can have quite devastating effects when done properly. It is small and easy to take with you virtually anywhere.