Was the second DVD I did and I thought it would be very popular since everyone can carry a stick of some sort, or at least have them around.
Here are some thoughts on the stick. No I am not talking about any martial arts. I am not talking about your favorite set of fighting sticks. I am talking about two types of stick. Yawara Bo size (Kubaton size) like pens, flashlight, etc, and a regular stick. About .5-1 inch in diameter and around 26-30 inches long. I am gonna talk about regular sticks since I feel they are the most left out.
My favorite stick are those that are cheap rattan. Light and fast. If it were choice between an ASP or one of these to fight a group I would take th rattan all day long. They are fast and reflexive. I have them all over my house and one next to the drivers seat in each car for any problems I should encounter while getting gas. You can also get a nice light aluminum cane from a drug store.
I have too primary targets for the stick, the face and the hands. Both are exposed even in cool weather. I attack them using what I call a snipe. Here is how to practice it. Take a tennis ball and poke a hole through it using a screwdriver. Then push a piece of parachute cord through and hang it up in a garage or a tree. Hang it just about 6 feet of the ground to mimic the face of an attacker. With your stick down at your side (relaxed) practice snapping it towards the tennis ball from different angles. You want it to snap like a whip, the last two inches or so on the stick are what you strike with.
You will be amazed at how fast and accurate you get. Imagine the feeling of having a stick cracked across your face like that. When you do target the face the hands will naturally come up to protect. Then target them, a good whack to the back of the hands can disable your attacker. You can also feint for a ball tap and strike the face when they hollow out.
Strikes on the side of the wrists and elbows can also render arms useless.
Don't over look this simple and effective weapon.- George