Kubotan Kubotan People always ask what is the best martial art to learn or what is the most effective martial art in a street fight for self defense. I actually believe there is no definitive answer to that question because self defense situations or street fighting is very different in nature than martial arts competitions. On a street fight there are no rules, there can be one or more opponents attacking you at the same time. There will be no pads or protection gear and it will always be on hard surfaces. Shortly everything is possible in a street fight, period. This is not to say that martial arts are not effective or useful in street fighting, they actually are but if the main goal is learning how to defend yourself in a street fight, then learning a martial art might not be the most effective way.

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Akihn While its true that you can deliver a strike from just about any posture of position, there are some stances or postures that are better suited for kubotan techniques.

Here are just two strategic stances that I teach in my CFA kugaton defense system:. Kubotan for Self-Defense: Contemporary Fighting Arts In the United States there are few legal restrictions on Kubotans, with the notable exception that they are prohibited as carry-on items for air travellers.

To assume this kubotan stance, keep both of your hands up while concealing the kubotan behind your dominant forearm. A Quick and Dirty Guide. As simple and effective as the kubotan can be, it does require considerable training to use it effectively in a self defense situation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Downward squeezing pressure is then applied to the bone to take down the attacker. Davis then former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Departmentcreated the weapon and began training female officers in its application.

Bear in mind, when striking the body opponent bag, be certain your kubotan does not have any sharp edges or points as it will puncture and damage the bag. Government of the United Kingdom. Remember, tthis mini stick is a kubatom specific self defense weapon that must be deliberately applied to a specific anatomical target.

Kubotan for Self Defense Purposes How to target some of the best areas of the body to cause the most damage with the least amount of effort. Kubotan high concealment — this concealment is used when your opponent is close to you either the punching or grappling ranges of unarmed self defense.

Retrieved 7 April This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Being prepared for the real thing will require you to practice using the kubotan under real world self defense conditions. A Kubotan is, in essence, a mini stick used for self defense. The Kubotan is usually held in either an icepick grip for hammerfist strikes or forward grip for stabbing, pressure point attacks and seizing.

The body of the Kubotan is lined with six round grooves with a screw eye or swivel and split ring attachment at one end for keys. Blunt weapons Non-lethal weapons Weapons of Japan. 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.

The principal targets in self-defence include bony, fleshy and sensitive parts such kubato knuckles, forearms, the bridge of the nose, shins, stomach, solar plexusspine, temple, ribs, groin, neck and eyes.

Though these weapons may be marketed as Kubotans, they are copycats and are more properly classified along lines of generic self-defense keychain sticks SDKS or generic self-defense pocket weapons. 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 marker and it often has a key ring attached to its end.

Failing it is one of the worst things you can do in a self defense situation. It is typically no more than 5. The Kubotan may appear as an innocuous key fob to the untrained eye. TOP Related Posts.



Nashakar Government of the United Kingdom. If you would like to learn more, see my kubotan DVD. Well, this means that each and every time you strike a viable target with a kubotan, you run the risk of dislodging the weapon from your hand. The Kubotan can be made out of a variety of different materials including steel, aluminum, wood and plastic so its actual weight will vary. One of the best forms of training is to practice on a live training partner provided he is sufficiently equipped with protective gear. Kubotan for Self Defense Purposes Improvised versions of the Kubotan can be readily found and put to use. Essentially, this means you will need to work on strengthening your hand grip.



Dujora Pressing techniques focus primarily on Kyusho points and are mostly used in solving techniques when the techni,en of techniien of the defender is limited, but can also be used in place of striking techniques, if the proportionality does not allow to attack a stroke technique. The striking techniques, by using the Kubotan a much higher impact energy is generated. Tunne lukkosi Kimmo Takanen. Here, you can act with both ends of the Kubotan. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! The Kubotan is an incredible self-defense weapon that has helped thousands of people effectively defend themselves. Unfortunately, however, very little has been written about the kubotan, leaving it shrouded by both mystery and ignorance.


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How To Use a Kubaton The Kubaton is one of the easiest self defense weapons to use you will ever find. The Kuboton is most effective when you aim for the bony parts of the body as these provide the most pain. However, the Kubaton can be not as effective if aimed at the fleshier areas of the body. What everyone should do with the kuboton is go into attack mode without thought to exact strike placements. You do not always have the luxury of taking aim at particular body parts so you do what you can as quickly as you can to inflict as much damage as possible.

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