Kubotan Self Defense

Learn how to use Kubotan for self defense

Month: February 2016

Best Kubotan instructional DVD

Kubotans are great self defense weapons that can save your life in a violent situation. When kubatons are used properly, they are seriously effective as a force maximizer or equalizer against a stronger attacker.

Kubotans’ effective deployment requires some training to use them correctly in self defense situations. Kubotans can basicly be used for striking but there is a greater range of applications for the kubotan and yawara.

If you don’t have time to attend a class or if you want to have a reference while you improve your skills in using kubotans to defend yourself, you will need a companion DVD.

We have reviewed multiple DVDs to pick the best of them.  The challenge is that many of the available DVDs focus on a set of control techniques, that might work in against a simple attack but might not be very effective under the rush of adrenaline in an violent self defense situation or when your attacker is much stronger than you.

Therefore our recommendation for this purpose specially for beginners is Sammy franco’s Kubotan self-defense DVD, the reason for our choice is that the DVD offers clear and to the point instructions that can be employed in a variation of situations and mastered relatively in a short period of time.

The DVD works best if you have a partner to train with, but even if you don’t have you can still greatly benefit from this DVD as it demonstrates everything you need to know to get you started using your kubotan effectively.

Kubotan Self-Defense DVD simply teaches you all the basics you wanted to know about using the kubotan or yawara for self defense purposes. By following and practicing the instructions you will learn in this DVD you can give yourself an edge in violent situations against you.

Another great aspect of the DVD, is that is doesn’t require any martial arts knowledge or background to start with. It’s basically suitable for all levels, specially for those who have limited time¬† to learn and to practice this great skill.

In this kubotan DVD program, you will learn about:

  • Kubotan stances and postures
  • Kubotan hand grips
  • Kubotan wrist locks
  • Kubotan strikes
  • Kubotan concealment techniques
  • Kubotan control techniques
  • Kubotan fist loading techniques
  • Kubotans five applications
  • Kubotan target choices
  • Kubotan defenses
  • Kubotan retention skills
  • Kubotan assault escape techniques
  • Kubotan pressure point targets
  • Kubotan full contact demonstrations
  • Kubotan flow drills
  • Kubotan ground fighting and submission wrestling
  • Kubotan and body opponent bag (BOB) workouts
  • Kubotan “bullick” target training
  • Kubotan razing techniques
  • Kubotan anchoring techniques

The length of the DVD is about 70 minutes full of instructions. The production quality is also very good, so we highly recommend adding this DVD to your library if you are serious about improving your kubotan skills.

What could have been better?

We think that the DVD can benefit only beginners or people with no background in self defense or martial arts in general. It still lacks some of the advanced stuff that more advanced students can benefit from.

We also would have preferred cutting down the repetition of some basic instructions or techniques in the favor of providing more of the advanced stuff in the same amount of time.


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The cat keychain for self defense

The self defense cat (Kitty) keychain known also as cat knuckles is a personal protection tool designed basically for women. It is a perfect concealed self defense weapon that every woman needs to add to her everyday items.

The cat keychain helps you stay prepared.Featuring a cat design, with sharp ears. you simply put your fingers into the eyes, and the ears become spikes when clutched into the palm of your hands creating effective means of self defense against an attacker.

Cat Personal safety keychain

Cat Personal safety keychain

When holding this cat self defense keychain, your two fingers will be placed in the eyes of the cat and the face of the cat will rest securely in your palm and you simply will use it to impose severe pain or damage as you punch your attacker.

It’s usually made of hard plastic and the pointy ears have just enough material in them so that they won’t break off or flex out of position under pressure.

The cat keychains should just be used as an extra protection tool and not your sole tool in your arsenal, as they are great because they are lightweight and they are highly concealable. An assailant won’t know that you are carrying something that can harm them in multiple ways based on how effectively you can use it.

Some of the advantages of the wild kat self protection tool are:

  • It’s designed for concealed everyday carry, as it’s lightweight and is a cool keychain.
  • It’s hard and effective to impose pain or damage to an attacker based on what targets you aim for.
  • It’s handy and will always be available when you need it, specially in places like a parking or a garage when you walk to your car alone.
  • The kitty self defense keychain is a legal carry in most places and can be traveled with.
  • It’s also a cool gift for those you love and it’s very cheap mean’s of protection.

The video below demonstrates how brutal this tool can be if needed. Have a look at this cute self defense keychain that looks innocent, but packs a mean punch when it comes to your self defense.


Finally some Precautions:

  • For some hands this keychain will be too small giving uncomfortable hold.
  • It’s still illegal in some states, so it’s important to confirm this for your state.
  • This weapon works in short range but don’t rely on it in dangerous situations specially where your attacker is armed or is having a long range weapon.