This amazing little weapon of self -defence, must be considered one of the most economical-totally effective methods of protection available.
Considered the OLD MANS tool of self-defence, the snapping short stick is a totally deceptive weapon. Approximately 11 inches in length and 1 inch in diameter, and made of oak, the bone breaker is used in short shocking strikes against bony portions of the anatomy and for paralyzing nerve centres. Once contact is made on bony protrusions of the enemy`s anatomy, the bone breaker shatters the bone, much as rock hitting a window-shield of a car at high speed. The length and width of the weapon form a tool similar to a turning fork, creating vibrations as the oak stick makes contact with another object. These vibrations enter the bone and create a shattering effect upon contact, totally disabling the attackers portion of his anatomy as it enters your sphere of defence.
The hands cord attached to the butt of the weapon creates a release-retraction method, not available in other methods of self-defence , such as the " Fan " or " Yawari Stick ". The bonebreaker can be snapped out and retracted quickly by use of the cord attached to the weapon and wrapped over the thumb and outside of the weapon-hand, it creates an added snap and shock to the initial strikes.
1, Grasping the stick
4, Combination's and Take-downs
4, Chocking and Control
This fascinating weapon is extremely deceptive, and great caution should be taken during its training and use.
At close quarters in crowded or tight areas where the baton becomes restricted because of interval, the bone breaker exceeds all forms of defensive close-quarter combatives aimed at controlling the assailant.
All fighting techniques of the stick are combined with striking, kicking, joint locking and throwing of chocking.
The Cane has long been considered the " Gentleman`s " weapon for self-defense. Often carried by the old and disabled, the cane has been a sign of weakness, and in this deception alone lies a great advantage. Years ago, in the ancient times of Korea and Asia, the noble class was aware of this advantage for self-defense, so they developed a series of techniques for defense, physical training and exercise. Thus a sign of weakness and deception became a weapon and vehicle of strength for the old and noble.
Im actuality the cane is an extremely dangerous weapon, and the curvature of the handle is an excellent tool for blocking, trapping and controlling attacks to the limbs. The hook of the cane provides an excellent point to apply pressure against nerve centers and for chocking, tearing or gouging.
Direct thrusts with the tip of the cane are made to vital nerve centers. Primary targets are the eyes, throat, solar plexus and groin. The blocks are utilized as strikes against bony protrusions of the anatomy, followed by a trap and throw, thus the cane becomes an excellent weapon of control and self-defense in critical situations.
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