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March 26, 2002, 01:26 AM
Hi, all,

My wife is interested in getting some training in the use of a kubotan (or similar compliance device) for self-defense. How can we find someone who knows whereof he or she speaks?

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D.W. Drang
March 26, 2002, 11:28 AM
Well, it's been nearly two decades since I was forced to visit the Least Coast ;) but ISTM that you're not too far from New Hampshire and Masaad Ayoob...

March 26, 2002, 12:00 PM
I took the class year from Mas while he was doing out LFI 2 class in Illinois. HEre are a few things to remember. It is hands on training. Hands on training means you are going to get bruised. battered and tattered. Having said that I would reccomend his class to anyone. I watched the instructors daughter take down a 300 pound guy inthe class and make him yell "Mommy".

Hav eher take that class. Take a baggie and plenty of ice foer her wrists but hav eher take the class.


April 18, 2002, 03:27 PM
Contact ASP and ask them who their certified trainers are in your area. They will offer baton training and would be a good source for knowledge on the kubaton training as well.

Also, some police and sherriff depts. offer self defense training that she could use. Our local college offers BASIC kubaton self defense...maybe your local university does as well.


April 18, 2002, 04:02 PM
And, till you get to LFI, here's some stuff to look at:

Matsuyama's book on the yawara (slow-loading, but complete and hard to find in print), lots of compliance stuff:

Gotta love Don Rearic: http://the-asylum.co.uk/donrearic/koppostick.html
Don's main page (lots more to look at):

a bit on where to poke:

more basic yawara info:

Kubota's kubotan techniques manual for sale ($6):

Hope this gives you something to do until you get to class.

April 21, 2002, 11:00 AM
For kubotan training check out the Official Kubotan Techniques (http://www.keychaindefense.com/html/iteminfo.asp?ItemId=RUKBK) book. My website, KeychainDefense.com (http://www.KeychainDefense.com), sells kubotans and other self-defense items that fit on your keychain.