A Kubotan (Dulo y Dulo, Kokon, Palmstick, Tessen, Shinbo, Powerstick, Yawara, Persuader ...) is a really short rod which is supposed to be slightly longer than the hand’s width. Its thickness varies between a pen up to 2-3 cm. It can be made out of wood, metal or plastic. Training Kubotans made of composite foam are ideal for the training.
Many marcial arts use the Kubotan as a weapon. Many everyday objects like a pen or a flashing light (for example the WALTHER Rebel Tactical Light 800) can be used as a Kubotan and therefore become an everyday live weapon. The listed objects can be easily aquired, can be worn discreetly, are easy to pull and become really dangerous in the hands of a specialist.
In this tutorial video self-defence expert Christian Braun teaches you how to use this everyday object successfully for self-defence. He starts with the pulling of the weapon, saves the weapons usage (Weapon Retention) and explains the weak spots which can be attacked with the Kubotan. The defence against attacks with and without contact as well as weapon attacks is being shown. The DVD also features an explanation on how to use the first strike as well as various training drills which aim towards an automation of the sequence.
SD-resolution 720 x 576 pixel, format 16:9
Length: DVD1 - 73 minutes, DVD2 - 50 minutes