How to use a kubotan for self defense
A self-defense key chain stick, also known as a kubotan, is a non-lethal self-defense tool that can be attached to your key chain. It is pretty versatile as a weapon and can be used as a fist load weapon but it’s primary purpose is to attack pressure points and sensitive areas such as eyes, neck, spine, etc.
In this video from self-defense expert and former bouncer Nick Drossos, he goes over the top three tips to using a kubotan if you ever have to defend yourself.
Firstly, Nick explains that you have to have the weapon in your hands before anything physical happens. You are not going to have time to fish around your pocket for it in the unfortunate event you are ever attacked.
The great thing about it being a key chain attachment is most of us always have a set of keys with us when out in public. Use common sense though too. If you are at your kid’s soccer game you probably won’t have to have it out. But if you are in a parking garage late at night or walking around a bad area, it might be a good idea to be proactive and have it out and ready to use.
A very important point Nick makes at the end though is that while it is a cool, versatile self-defense weapon, the kubotan is still no match against a knife or a gun and has to be used with caution.
ABOUT THE KUBOTAN:
Kubotan (sometimes erroneously spelled as kubaton or kobutan) is a generalized trademark for a self-defense keychain weapon developed by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s. It is typically no more than 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) long and about half an inch (1.25 centimeters) in diameter, slightly thicker or the same size as a marker pen. The material is usually of a hard high-impact plastic (e.g. Lexan). The body of the Kubotan is lined with six round grooves with a screw eye or swivel and split ring attachment at one end for keys. [Source: Wiki]