The Yawara Stick is a highly effective personal defense tool for professionals and citizens.
Yawara Stick History
The Yawara Stick is a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts. It is believed by many to have originated from the use of the Kongou, a Buddhist symbolic object, used by Buddhist monks. The Yawara Stick is sometimes referred to as the palm stick. In 1940 Professor F.A Matsuyama introduced the Yawara Stick to the U.S. I believe because the Yawara Stick basics were easy to learn and police officers could immediately apply it as an effective tool; it was quickly adopted by police officers and law enforcement agencies.
Yawara Stick & Law Enforcement:
I have personally deployed the Yawara Stick in the field many times and have used it more often than my baton. The Yawara Stick can be used to assist with applying control holds, takedowns, nerve stimulation or be used as an impact weapon. The Yawara Stick provides you with a multitude of force options. It can be used in applying low, intermediate, or high levels of force. I highly recommend this tool for professionals working patrol or corrections. This tool is also very well suited for detectives and plain clothed officers.
Yawara stick & Citizens:
The Yawara Stick is an excellent personal defense tool for men and women who are looking to even the playing field when it comes to personal defense. The Yawara Stick techniques can easily be adapted to various improvised weapons, such as flashlights, pens, and even cell phones. Within a very short period of time, you can learn the basic techniques and have the skills needed to better defend yourself.