The Yawara Stick Training Guide

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The Yawara Stick Training Guide


No human is immune to assaults, muggings or attacks. They are some of the undesirable features of human existence from which we seek protection. Over centuries and millennials, humans have developed the act of self-defense as a form of protection through the application of various weapons, skills and techniques.

“Training guide on the Yawara Stick,” an E-book by Joe Bertoni with over 100 pages, uncovers the efficacy of the Yawara Stick as a combat weapon for self-defense by individuals and law enforcement officers. The Yawara Stick, a small Japanese combat weapon made of wood was primarily used by monks in medieval Japan as a combat tool for self-defense and has proved effective and effectual over centuries. Its applications in modern times is however, necessitated by the need for humans to be equipped with a lethal combat weapon that is handy and portable.

This E-book covers the history and prior applications of the Yawara Stick and teaches different methods applied in handling the Yawara Stick. It explains various skills and techniques required for effective application of the Yawara Stick and will take you through training modules on each particular skill and technique, with illustrative pictures for apt visualization.

Of great importance is a full assimilation of this book’s contents as it does not only describe the use of the Yawara Stick for combat but gives well explicated insights and practicable teachings that will empower every reader combat ready for any form of physical attack. You will be able to download this E-book as soon as you purchase it.

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Thank you for the training guide. It consolidates all of your yawara training in an easy-to-use training aid. The website calls this a starter guide to Yawara, and is more than a starter guide as it is comprehensive. All of your videos and self-defense techniques are shown. This is good in my opinion and makes the guide perfect for training at home. It is thorough, covers all that we need to learn how to use a yawara stick. If more explanation is needed then the student can look at resources (videos) found on your site. I also appreciate how you teach to practice techniques. It’s a complete training manual that is a steal.
— G. Casey
Hi Joe,
I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it is reading your training manual. Your manual makes the techniques you teach for the yawara stick not only easy to master but a seamless flow. I particularly like your physical training recommendations for getting into fighting shape. I have made them part of my everyday training. I know quite a few citizens in my area with ccw permits that spend a lot of time training in lethal force and yet little time on less lethal and non lethal training. I think this is a mistake since the justifiable use of lethal force is rare in the area I live in. I have just started training in your system and while pepper sprays and tazers certainly have their place; I’m convinced there are few situations that a good yawara and training can’t handle. Thanks,
— Richard Bolling