William K, a 17 year veteran in security and law enforcement,
wrote to me describing this grip:
"The rubber centers on all your Yawara and Kubotan sticks is pure genius. When striking with them the sticks stay in place and do not roll in your hands, they just stay in that pocket between your palm and fingers.
I wanted to feel what the Yawara felt like
on my own wrist, so I told my wife to do it. But she just smacked it on my wrist,
just a tap and man that hurt for hours, ...lol"
The world is not what it once was, and so there is a real need to have something with you daily that can be easily and discretely carried, ....and that can greatly increase your defensive response should the need arise. Even if you regularly carry a firearm or knife, there are times when that will not be possible in any number of restricted areas.
Also, in some instances choosing to deploy a "non lethal" device could keep you out of the legal system for a perceived "inappropriate" escalation of force, were a firearm or knife used instead. In today's litigious society,....this is not an unreasonable concern!
It is to this end that I have designed and manufacture ( IN the USA :-) a variety of Aerospace Grade 5 Titanium Yawara and Kubotan "style" defensive palm sticks, as well as Titanium Tactical Walking Sticks. My Yawara sticks are super tough and more compact than most, (having traits of both Yawara and Kubotan sticks), so you're much more likely to have it (or them :-) on you if ever needed.
My Ti sticks also incorporate innovative grip, carriage, and "one motion" release designs on the models using a separate carriage system, and a United States Utility Patent has been filed recently on my Yawara sticks and the various carriage designs. Aerospace Grade 5 Titanium (Tempered 6AL-4V Alloy!) is a much stronger and harder material than wooden, aluminum, or polimer made sticks, ...and won't rust either as Titanium is inert to the elements. A truly affordable and practical modern tool for use in the discipline of "Yawarajutsu" for self defense, with an ergonomic Fist Lock™ GRIP that is secure and feels great in the hand. With some instruction & training recommended,...makes a great gift for those close to you!
6"+ Titanium Yawara Stick