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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Sometimes you’re better off striking with the palm stick and sometimes you’re not. See the Covered Blast for much more on this topic.

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Views Read Edit View history. It is sometimes referred to as yawara, and this name has been used interchangeably with jujutsu. The yawara, tessen iron fanand short stick or jo see jodo can be used to apply yawara or jujutsu techniques.

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 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.


For most of my time teaching and practicing martial arts I’ve been against the palm stick for self defense. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Here are the three primary problems with most palm stick techniques:.

Palm Stick

However, flashlights are legal to carry everywhere, including on planes. The determining question should be, “what is the most effective technique tsick the given position? Just enter your name and email below:. Additionally, striking the opponent’s arm doesn’t stop him from hitting you in the head with his other hand:.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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. Blunt weapons Weapons of Japan. Recently 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.

Notice the difference between the two lines of attack below:. They are usually used in pairs to initiate throwsbone breaks, and pressure point strikes.


Zone Theory is primarily about minimizing risk, particularly the risk of catastrophic failure. Matsuyama who made his own version in or earlier. Yawarajutsu is a martial art focusing on use of the yawara. Both lights are extraordinarily bright 10 times as bright as a 2 D Cell Maglightand easily capable wtick blinding an attacker with night adapted vision. Below you can find more information on the use of flashlights for the purpose of yawsra and bash”:.

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

The yawara movements may have been derived from the sheathed knife techniques of tantojutsu.

Palm Stick for Self Defense

This broadly-worded measure may proscribe a yawara that is purposely manufactured or carried to be used as a weapon. In the first image my angle of attack leaves me wide open for my opponent to strike me.

Here are a couple of great examples of offensive and hhow techniques with the palm stick:. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the United States, yawaras are not intrinsically illegal in any jurisdiction. Retrieved from ” https: See more on kali and eskrima.