Are Martial Arts Weapons worth Learning?

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: karate, martial arts, Self-defense
2 Mar 2014

5 Responses to “Are Martial Arts Weapons worth Learning?”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    The only weapon I’ve trained in is the nunchuck! Mine is oak and hard! I know this and can personally attest to its effectiveness because the only person I’ve ever hit with it is myself, lol!

    A biker friend of mine suggested buying a small flare gun as an unregulated self-defense weapon! Looking at that large barrel opening pointed at oneself does seem to have the intended effect!

  2. Lee Says:

    Learning martial art weapons is definitely something a person should learn. However, I think the biggest thing a person should learn is avoidance. If you can avoid a bad situation than you won’t need any martial weapons.

  3. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Dr. J! Yep I’ve had that experience with chucks. I saw a movie where a flare was used on the open seas – that would be intimidating for sure. :)

    Hi Lee! I’ve always favored the layered defense. Have more than one option. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Matt Klein Says:

    Hi John,
    Just a few thoughts on this. I have studied Kali extensively over the years and find it very relevent today. All the techniques are interchangeable, whether it be stick, knife, or open hand. This makes it less complicated and more effective on the street. I believe Kali’s weapons skills are among the world’s best.

    Also, I have trained with the combat cane and really like it. The velocity you achieve when swinging it is incredible. And the best part? Who is going to tell us oldsters we cannot carry our canes? Perfectly legal!

  5. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Matt! Yeah I’ve seen videos of that combat cane. I saw another one with an umbrella.

    One thing I really like is critical distance taught in sparring as well as improvised weaponry. Used together would be a tough combination to beat.