Kubotans require a bit of training to use them correctly in self defense and they are not just used for striking purposes. There is a wide range of other self defense . Basic self-defense skills with a Kubotan can be taught in an hour or so. The full course is only a day. The full (law enforcement) course includes takedowns. Kubotan is a genericized trademark for a self-defense keychain weapon developed by Sōke M. Davis then former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, created the weapon and began training female officers in its application.

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There are some other Kubotan training aspects, which I will touch upon in future posts, for now just train on using your kubotan.

Because a Kubotan is just a rod of a hard material, any restrictive regulation would most likely be ambiguous and undefined due to the ability for any common item to be used in a kubotan-like fashion. In such case the second best option will be our dear friend BOB body oponent bag. Government of the United Kingdom. Because of this, the Kubotan is also sometimes dubbed the ‘instrument of attitude adjustment’.

Rite Edge Money Clip Knife. Andrew Zerling Rumson, New Jersey. Since kubotans are a derivation of the yawara stick, all of the skills and techniques featured in the Kubotans DVD are also applicable to the yawara stick. However, there are specific measures you can take to minimize the chances of losing your weapon in a self defense situation. The live partner will be moving, reacting, he will vary his attacks and defenses allowing you to build up the required skills for the real game.


To assume this kubotan stance, keep both of your hands up while concealing the kubotan behind your dominant forearm.

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The kubotan often misspelled as Kubaton or Kobutan is a unique self defense weapon that is approximately the size of a thick pen or magic traininv and it often has a key ring attached to its end. For serious self defense professionals! Kubotans are frequently used by police officers, security guards, bouncers, doormen and men and women of all ages.

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You need to remember that the kubotan is just a force equalizer and it works in certain fight ranges and like everything has its limitations. The book also provides good advice on practicing drills.

We think that DVDs comes second when it comes to learning techniques after instructor based classes. It also pointed out the safety during exercise. After you have had a couple of sessions with an instructor and got the fundamentals its time to nail them down into your muscle memory. I highly recommend this DVD! Retrieved 7 April Check out more training requirements at our kubotan training resources post.


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Kubatons by Jerry D. Excellent small device to carry with you even you are not a professional martial artist. This kubotan stance is often used when you are caught off guard and don’t want your adversary to know you have a kubotan in your hand. Unlike other weaponsthe kubotan appears like an nondescript key ring and therefore can be transported and concealed very easily.

In other locking and compliance applications, the body of the Kubotan can be used to create pain.

Write a Review Effective kubotan moves! This is because there is virtually no information available on this fantastic self defense weapon. The book also provides a variety of basic techniques. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Also, the key ring end has a trainiing dish shape to better contour to your thumb. In some cases however it may be recognized and considered an offensive weapon in some jurisdictions.

One of the best forms of training is to practice on a live training partner provided he is sufficiently equipped with protective gear.

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