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Self-Defense Tip #75 — Everyday objects as improvised weapons of self-defense: Why Unbreakable® Umbrella?

Self-Defense: Unbreakable® Umbrella vs. Knife
Why have I decided to produce Unbreakable® Umbrellas for Never-Thought-of-It LLC rather than Kubotan-like key chains or tactical pens? Here are my reasons:

1. An umbrella is longer than a Kubotan or a pen, so you can hit your attacker from a greater distance. (In defense, distance is your friend, at least in the first clash.)

2. Unlike either a Kubotan or a pen, the Unbreakable® Umbrella can be used as a large blunt weapon that doesn’t require precise targeting.

3. When necessary, an opened Unbreakable® Umbrella can be put in the assailant’s path as an obstacle.

4. The Unbreakable® Umbrella can protect you from rain or sun and serve you as a cane too.

The video below, from Arkhangelsk Hapkido Federation, shows good examples for the above points. Particularly, see demos at 1 min 40 sec and at 2 min.

Attention:
Applying any of the techniques mentioned above is your sole responsibility.

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The reader or viewer assumes all risks and hazards of injury or death to herself, himself, or others, as well as any resultant liability for the use of the techniques and methods contained in this self-defense tip.

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Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

The Unbreakable Umbrella -- better than a cane, keeps the rain off, whacks like a steel pipe.

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For your defense moves to work under stress they must be based on your natural, instinctive reactions, require little strength and limited range of motion, and be proven in fighting experience.

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