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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Blunt weapons Weapons of Japan. In the first image my angle of attack leaves me wide open for my opponent to strike me. And unlike guns, larger sticks, and knives, some version of a palm stick a flashlight ti pen for example can be carried even when traveling to areas where weapons are not allowed, including on planes.

Because the “palm stick” represents any relatively small, solid object that can easily be carried and fits in your palm, sstick are a variety of options when choosing a palm stick to carry. The determining question should be, “what is the most effective technique for the given position?

Palm Stick

They are usually used in pairs to initiate throwsbone breaks, and pressure point strikes. This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat The yawara stick was popularized for police officers in the s by Frank A.

You’ll also see instructors teaching to strike the limbs when attacked with various grabs and chokes. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. While not as effective as an expandable baton or gun, the palm stick may even be a better self defense tool than a knife see our knife page for more informationespecially when you have the advantage of the tactical flashlight.

The Yawara takes the form of one or two small, thick sticks that protrude about an inch from each side of the hand. This article needs additional citations for verification. Although it may hurt to get struck in the arm, there are two serious problems with this. 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 pocket 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.


Just enter your name and email below:. Notice the difference between the two lines of attack below:.

A common version is pictured below:. For other uses, see Yawara disambiguation. It is sometimes referred to as yawara, and this name has been used interchangeably with jujutsu.

Zone Theory is primarily about minimizing risk, particularly the risk of catastrophic failure. Yawarajutsu is a martial art focusing on use of the yawara. Additionally, striking the opponent’s arm doesn’t stop him from hitting you in the head with his other hand:.

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 sitck. In the second the combination of footwork, angle of attack, and head position makes it nearly impossible for him to strike me as I attack.

Yawara – Wikipedia

ti In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Please help us this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The yawara also called pasak or dulodulo in Filipino martial arts is a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The yawara, tessen iron fanand short stick ohw jo see jodo can be used to apply yawara or jujutsu techniques. Most palm stick defenses you’ll see taught begin with striking the arm of an incoming punch.

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 By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

See the Covered Blast for much more on this topic. Here are a couple of great examples of offensive and defensive techniques with the palm stick:. This broadly-worded measure may proscribe a yawara that is purposely manufactured or carried to be used as a weapon. While I do prefer the Yswara due to the pocket clip for easier tl 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.


For most of my time teaching and practicing martial arts I’ve been against the palm stick for self defense. 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.

Palm Stick for Self Defense

And second, the majority of the time there are more effective targets than the arm. Matsuyama who made his own version in or earlier. The yawara movements may yadara been derived from the sheathed knife techniques of tantojutsu.

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. The tp flashlight as a palm yaawara can also blind an attacker at night, and the pen as a palm stick can be used as a dagger. First, you’re 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. If the palm stick is being used as a training aid to represent other weapons such ue the knife, as it is in many Filipino martial arts, this is not so much of an issue.

Retrieved from ” https: There are many places, including some countries and states, where palm sticks are illegal.

etick In the United States, yawaras are not intrinsically illegal in any jurisdiction. What you don’t want are such large holes in your techniques that you invite catastrophic failure, where you are knocked out or worse due to an opening that need not have existed.

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