Self-Defense Tip 112 Defense With and Against Canes and Sticks

How to strike with a cane, a stick, or an umbrella, in self-defense

First, the correct way of striking with a cane, a stick, or an umbrella. Note the simultaneity of strikes with sidesteps.

Self-Defense — How to Strike with Canes, Sticks, or Umbrellas

Now, an effective defense against a typical attack with a stick-like weapon.

Defending Against a Stick — The Highest Percentage Techniques

As you could see, the above defense is predicated on two gross, but typical, errors of an attacker. Nonetheless, learn this defense — it would be stupid to let some moron shatter your skull. Just don’t make these errors when using a stick or your Unbreakable® Umbrella to defend yourself with.

For the best defenses with and against sticks, batons, and knives see Self-Defense Tip #121 — Review of Ray Floro’s Dos Manos System and Self-Defense Tip #128 — Review of Ray Floro’s Essential Umbrella/Cane System.

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

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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.

Self-Defense Moves

Basic Instincts of Self-Defense - Defenses Against Unarmed Attacks DVD

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.

To learn how your natural reactions can instantly defeat any unarmed attack, see the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense.

Defend Against Weapons

Self-Defense: Tools of Attack DVD

To defend against weapons you have to know how they are used. Also — every stick has two ends … the weapon of attack may become a weapon of defense in your hand …

To learn how the typical street weapons (club, knife, razor) are used by an experienced streetfighter and how to practice with them, see the video Self-Defense: Tools of Attack — Club, Hatchet, Blackjack, Knife, Straight Razor.

Mental Toughness

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Staying cool under pressure is more important for self-defense than being physically fit and technically skilled. If you can’t control your mind what can you control?

To learn mental techniques that let you calmly face any threat and act rationally in the heat of a fight, click here.

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4 thoughts on “Self-Defense Tip 112 Defense With and Against Canes and Sticks”

  1. I think the best order is defending with a stick first because you see how effective umbrella is, will make you likely to carry umbrella, and how hard a defense against it stay second, very scary. Wielding the umbrella requires good strength to swing fast, while defending requires fast foot speed to intercept aggressor’s arm. Both need training and practice.

  2. You could show first the defense against unskilled lethal strikes and second how to make the strikes difficult to counter. Some people may appreciate the lesson more in this order.

  3. I found your Defending Against a Stick – The Highest Percentage Techniques video quite helpful. I needed a demonstration of this sort for the novel I’m writing. I will mention the video in the acknowledgements at the end of the book. Thank you.

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