Self-Defense Tip #97 — Using Staff Weapons: Cane, Umbrella, Walking Stick
Speak softly, keep your distance, and carry a big stick–but make sure it is a solid one. View these videos….
Police in UK tell people: Fight back with an umbrella
You may read a web version of this article on police, robberies, and umbrellas at Evening Standard’s website.
Warning: Fakes and Knockoffs on Amazon and Elsewhere
More and more often we are contacted by people who were cheated, mostly on Amazon. They wanted to buy the Unbreakable® Umbrella but were sold a cheap and weak fake. When the fake breaks, they contact us and learn they have been had–they are not likely to get a refund from the Amazon’s Marketplace seller nor from Amazon itself. Below is a video showing how one such brand, the Indestructible Umbrella™, compares to the authentic Unbreakable® Umbrella.
Indestructible Umbrella™ vs. Unbreakable® Umbrella — Chair Test
Indestructible Umbrella™ Folding Defense vs. Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella — Strike Test
See Fakes and Knockoffs for full info on the fakes, how to protect yourself against this fraud, and what to do if Amazon refuses to refund your money.
Self-Defense Tip #96 — Cane or umbrella vs. knife and baseball bat: What is right and what is wrong?
Look at demos of defenses against a knife threat and a baseball attack, and comment on what is right and what is wrong with these defenses
Recent reviews of Unbreakable® Umbrella on Amazon
“As a martial arts practitioner I decided to work this product a little bit myself. I practiced against standing striking bags and placed enough weight on it to break a traditional umbrella. The results revealed no damage to the structure or material of the umbrella. … The rainstorms under which I have employed it were also accompanied by strong gusts of wind. The umbrella never wavered or collapsed. Impressive indeed. Five stars.” Read the whole review at www.amazon.com/review/R34FT0BOW61M9Z/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00C2TI14E
“It is tough, well-built, and classy. The company – Real Self Defense – provides excellent customer service.” Read more at www.amazon.com/review/R1985MNSQYFWQ5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00C2TI14E
When spoken to by a suspicious stranger, reply in a language the stranger doesn’t understand and keep on moving. Read more and post your comments at real-self-defense.com/free-self-defense-tips/self-defense-tip-95-dont-speak-the-language/.
Read about each myth and about rational training and post your comments.
“You risked your lives to defend an idea, an idea of liberty, of freedom,” French president François Hollande told four of the six men who fought the terrorist, at a ceremony held at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
The chutzpah of that whole speech about defending “an idea of liberty, of freedom” with “bare hands”! They had only their bare hands against an assault rifle, a pistol, and a blade because the French government, like most European governments, made it illegal for civilians to carry weapons. Read more at real-self-defense.com/free-self-defense-tips/self-defense-tip-93-terror-and-chutzpah/ and post your comment.
Some readers will read this self-defense tip as just an opinion piece. For thinking readers, who understand implications, it is a self-defense tip. Read it at real-self-defense.com/free-self-defense-tips/self-defense-tip-92-terrorism-and-altruism/ and post your comment.
A British policeman sees a problem with Unbreakable® Umbrella and suggests an improvement to help deal with an attacker one has subdued. See more at real-self-defense.com/free-self-defense-tips/self-defense-tip-91-whack-then-what-arrest/
New Website for Unbreakable® Umbrellas
Because people often search specifically for Unbreakable® Umbrellas, they now have their own website: unbreakableumbrella.com. Nevertheless, you can still purchase Unbreakable® Umbrellas from Real Self-Defense LLC.
Unbreakable® Umbrellas on PersonalDefenseWorld.com
Unbreakable® Umbrellas got a nice write-up on PersonalDefenseWorld.com
Standard Model of the Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella Now Comes with a Choice of Handles: Crook or Straight with a Wrist Loop
Both Standard models have the same size of the canopy (open diameter 47 in/1194 mm), but differ in length and weight:
Model with straight handle is 36.25 in (921 mm) long, and weighs 1 lb. 7 oz. (650 g).
Model with crook handle is 37.75 in (959 mm) long, and weighs 1 lb. 9.2 oz. (715 g).
Thanks to being constructed of state-of-the-art plastics and fibers the new umbrellas are lighter than our original “Premium” model with steel ribs and metal fittings, but are longer and have a larger canopy (open diameter 47 in/1194 mm). You can see how strong they are at real-self-defense.com/unbreakable-walking-stick-umbrella/.
You can purchase both models at real-self-defense.com/unbreakable-walking-stick-umbrella/.
Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella reviewed by New American Truth
New American Truth, an e-magazine dedicated to emergency preparedness, survival, and personal protection, has reviewed the Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella. Here is an excerpt from the review:
“Every baton-trained cop, and every Filipino stick-trained martial artist, has always lusted after an ordinary, common, everyday device that could be wielded like a baton or Escrima stick, mostly for those places and situations where a firearm was not permitted. We contented ourselves with canes of various weights, materials, and strengths. `A cane is a common thing that many people carry,’ we told ourselves, `no one will think of it as a weapon’. Of course, we ignored the fact that canes went out of fashion for gentlemen as the 19th century drew to a close, and that a fit-looking man or woman carrying one definitely looked out of place.
“I have no idea how the Unbreakable® Umbrella escaped my notice until now. It is the kind of quirky, brilliant, innovative, and practical thing that I love. Imagine an ordinary-looking, common, black umbrella that has the strength and resilience to strike heavy bags repeatedly with full force without any damage, and be fully operable and functional as an umbrella immediately afterwards. And I mean completely ordinary-looking–not extra big, not super-beefy. Dead ordinary: that’s how the Unbreakable® Umbrella looks. Yes, it’s covert! Even when it’s sunny, an umbrella never looks out of place, and you can take this with you anywhere in the world, anytime. Hey, it’s just an umbrella!”
Read the whole review at www.newamericantruth.com/2014/11/the-defensive-umbrella/
Unbreakable® Umbrella “Abused” by a Famous British TV Host
Jonathan Ross, OBE, the famous British television and radio host, interviewer of celebrities, best known for making obscene remarks to his guests, tried to humiliate Premium model of our Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella. He tore the fabric but try as he might, he could not break the frame. See for yourself:
The “abuse” was featured on the Stephen Fry: Gadget Man show of Chanel 4 Television in the UK.
Unbreakable® Umbrella with Bruce Pechman, The Muscleman of Technology, on the Good Morning San Diego TV show
On March 19th Good Morning San Diego (KUSI-TV) showcased the Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella at the end of the show.
Unbreakable® Umbrella was featured on the Good Morning San Diego show (KUSI TV), in a segment titled “Products to Keep You Safe & Secure.” The segment was hosted by Bruce Pechman, America’s Best-Built TV Technology & Fitness Personality. Click www.mrbicep.com/kusi_tv/tv_2013/tv_3-19-2013.htm to see all the products featured on this show.
Unbreakable® Umbrella featured on Operation Freedom
Operation Freedom, a show of radio station WAAM Talk 1600, has featured the Unbreakable® Umbrella in its recent broadcast. Listen to what Dr. Dave Janda of Operation Freedom has to say about the Unbreakable® Umbrella:
More tests of the Unbreakable® Umbrella … some painful.
New DVD from Real-Self-Defense
The chief demonstrator on this video, G. S., for me is a model fighter. This is what I see on this DVD:
No-nonsense techniques of using diverse weapons—all actions unified by excellent body mechanics, minimal exposure to counters, power of delivery—all marks of high mastery that all combat sports athletes and martial artists should emulate. This is the way to practice. This is the way to streamline techniques, to maximize their effectiveness, to unify yourself with the techniques, to really make them your own. . . .
You don’t have to take just my word for it. Here is an excerpt from a review by Rev. A. Bodhi Chenevey, RM, DD, at www.iainabernethy.com:
“The actions with the impact weapons (short, heavy club, blackjack and a short piece of hydraulic hose) had short, tight powerful movements, using the entire body behind each subtle application. Combined, G. S.’s maneuvering was simultaneously devastating and deceptive in his delivery.”
The Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella
Ideal Tool of Self-Defense from Never-Thought-of-It Enterprises
“The ideal defense weapon! My first choice when it comes to my personal safety.—Hendrik-Röber, Authorized instructor of Irish Stick Fighting Doyle Style, Albstadt, Germany, www.isfworldwide.org
“The frame of this umbrella is extremely strong. While walking around the city with a sword is unthinkable (and illegal), this umbrella even fits a business suit.
“An excellent investment in terms of defense and rain protection. Stick fighting capability also distinguishes the well-made and surprisingly hefty `self-defense umbrella,‘ which has a lifetime warranty.”—Messer Magazin in its special July 2011 issue of Schwert & Klinge (Sword and Blade), in an article on Bartitsu.
“This could be the only brolly you ever need. Not only is it strong enough to support the weight of a fully-grown man, it can also be used as a self-defence weapon.
“When wielded with appropriate force it can strike with the power of a steel pipe, and has even become a weapon of choice for the personal security guards of the president of the Philippines. It will keep the rain off, too.”—MSN Tech&Gadgets, February 1, 2011.
“A peculiar mix of genteel elegance and chilling weaponry.”—Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine, October 10, 2010 issue.
National Examiner has featured our Unbreakable® Umbrella in its March 1, 2010 issue.
Our Unbreakable® Umbrella featured on Thrillist.
Fuji Television Network (Japan) featured the Unbreakable® Umbrella in its program called WORLD’S NEWS. The program features amazing people, events and products from all over the world. It aired in September.
The Unbreakable® Umbrella works just as well as a walking stick or cane but does not make you look funny or feel awkward. Whacks just as strong as a steel pipe but it weighs only 1 lb. and 11 oz. (775 g).
- Legal to carry everywhere
- Never raises suspicions
- Does not make you look silly (no strange looks if carried by an able-bodied person)
Do you know how to swing a baseball bat? Do you know how to strike with a sturdy stick? If you do, you know all you need to know…
“As a Defensive Tactics Instructor and one who works with law enforcement and military personnel, I am usually quite critical of `self-defense fads.’ However, I don’t feel this product falls into that category. I think it would make for a very viable self-defense adjunct in someone’s arsenal. It is a very innocuous utilitarian object that most people would not look twice at. That is, until they felt it’s capabilities first hand.” —Mike McGuire, Edmonton, Alberta
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What Others Say About Our Videos
“Basic Instincts of Self-Defense: Defenses Against Unarmed Attacks (DVD) focuses on quick, easy-to-learn defensive maneuvers based on natural, instinctive reactions. Learn how to defeat attackers that are stronger than you, … and how to sharpen defensive reflexes. Increase your confidence and awareness to ward off or avoid potential attackers.”
—Self-Defense for Women
“Your selection of techniques and graded advancement from armlocks to clinch and throws, from defenses against grabs and holds to defenses against punches and kicks are fantastic. Methodology and explanation, simplicity and practical approach is what I like about this tape.
“My experience in some other systems gives me the possibility to highly value your tape. I decided to include your basic idea into our training. It is an excellent link between Aikido techniques and practical self-defense.”
—Ragib Karamehmedovic, Aikido (goshin) instructor, Sarajevo, Bosnia
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“Self-Defense: Tools of Attack shows practice drills of an experienced street fighter. In many confrontations his techniques have never failed him. He shows what is real and how to practice with common street weapons. Observe him to learn the correct techniques and the training drills with a club, hatchet, blackjack, knife, and razor.
“The demonstrator spent most of his youth in East Europe’s toughest correctional institutions—including a special prison where inmates were rehabilitated by systematic beatings and starvation. Afterwards he collected debts, settled scores, and provided personal protection in some of the worst neighborhoods of Eastern Europe. Through all the bloody fights he stayed unbeaten, in “one piece,” thanks to his rational technique and the intensity of his simple drills.This DVD shows the simple moves and simple drills that kept him winning every time.
“This an effective, deadly system of combat that should make the rest of fighting arts nervous.
“A shining example of creativity, ingenuity, skill, precision targeting and power. Rarely have I seen such efficient use of body mechanics or such mastery with common weapons. G. S. is truly a master. This hard hitting, street style of self-defense is real eye-opener to even those who have trained for many years.”
—Terrance Rasmuson, 6th Dan JuJitsu, 4th Dan Tenshi Goju Karate, Edmonton, Alberta
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