Q - I am getting a lot out your videos and really appreciate them. The question I have is what is the best overall diameter? I have a wooden one from a past purchase on your site which is a little under an inch, I also have a tapered one that is 5/8" and tapers to 5/16". Finally I have a 1/2" titanium rod with a center grip from which seems pretty hefty in terms of impact for its size.Read More
Knife Defense Training (Video)
Welcome to the first module in knife defense or how to use a knife in a self-defense situation. In this training we will be working on using a jab strike with the knife.
If you have followed any of my other training videos you will be very familiar with this movement. We are going to start with the basic jab strike. This is probably the most realistic type of attack with a knife.Read More
Is this video we will be working on transitioning from a combat fighting stance into a front stance. We use this stance when committing to an attack.
Starting from the combat stance and move either foot forward to extend your stance. Next you want to allow your hips to move forward with the movement of your feet. Be sure not to step to far forward that you overcommit yourself. You want to be sure that you move into a position that you can easily move out of. You want the movement to me smooth.Read More
Knee Strikes and Body Conditioning (Video)
Most of the time we stay focused on the use of the Yawara Stick, but in this video and future videos I want to start expanding the training into body weapons, body conditioning and other types of training.
This video will be focused on body conditioning for knee strikes and building a strong base and core. Remember there and many ways to deliver knee strike and this is just one way.Read More
Kubotan and Yawara Stick Strikes. In this video we will be working on the jab strike, knife handed strike, and bottom fist strike. We will cover some movements and the principle of feel and flow along with walking and striking. Remember the Yawara stick is a weapon; It can be used to strike several types of targets. So lets jump in and get started with training.