Martial art weapons EDC's

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by mewtwo55555, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Brian R. VanCis

    Brian R. VanCis Valued Member

    Hey John I only notice that they drain when on. I always keep ample batteries on hand. I would guess the one I use regularly gets the lithium battery replaced every three months. The ones in my cars I replace around once a year or less.
  2. raaeoh

    raaeoh never tell me the odds

    I always have a mini mag or cheap led flashlight with me, and one of my nalgene water bottles. They make an excellent club.
  3. ScottUK

    ScottUK More human than human...

    I am very impressed with everyone's ability to use EDC items as weapons. However, I wonder the legality of your actions should you ever use a chocolate bar as a weapon after stating your intentions on here to do so? That is 'intent to cause injury' here in the UK, gents.

    A better approach would be to become competent with an EDC item and never ever EVER speak of your intention to use it lest you ever need to.

    Discussions are good and interesting, but telling the world you are badass with an umbrella/torch/walking stick/pool cue is less clever and could potentially cause you to spend a spot of time at Her Majesty's Pleasure.
  4. FunnyBadger

    FunnyBadger I love food :)

    This is so important in a legal system like the UK's. The object is irrelevant it is the intent that you are prosecuted for. Outside the UK things may be different but over here ANY object carried for the purpose of self defence is an offensive weapon. The police in general are quite good at seeing through lame excuses; large karabiners, pocket size sticks (of any material) spiky rings etc are going to set off alarm bells if the police search you. After a violent altercation you would have a very hard time persuading the courts you were not carrying it for "self defence".
  5. ScottUK

    ScottUK More human than human...

    ...especially when the lawyers search for you online and find this thread stating your intention to knock ten bells out of any attacker with your legal keyring.
  6. FunnyBadger

    FunnyBadger I love food :)

    Lawyers dream of things like that. I wish people would make my job that easy lol
  7. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Not everyone trains solely for self defense. Weapons are fun!

    Weapons build strength- sort of a light weight training. Try holding a spear out with one hand and tell me that doesn't build wrist and arm strength.

    Weapons training helps with an understanding of targets and techniques that can sometimes be applied with regular items lying around. Flashlights, pens, letter openers, a big stick lying around in a park................An expanded awareness of your surroundings and what can be used in self defense is a part of weapons training.

    And did I mention they are fun? I like the tradition of some of those weapons. I look forward very much to learning the CLF farmer's hoe. The form tells the story of how a regular farmer can use his farming tools to defend himself. Starts off with the person pretending to work in the field, and then be attacked walking home from the farm.

    [ame=""]Choy Li Fut - Chor Tau - Farmer's Hoe - YouTube[/ame]
  8. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Yang style Sabre? I really like that one! Just received an observation and corrections from my Sifu on that one.

    I also know a two person sabre form. It is sort of frustrating because there isn't really anyone to work on it regularly with............

    Or another one?
  9. Johnno

    Johnno Valued Member

    No, it's Wu style. And we don't have a two person sabre form. I don't think we have any two person forms, actually. There is a two sword form, but it only involves one actual human being. And I would imagine you have to study for about fifty years before you'd be ready to learn that one! :D
  10. FunnyBadger

    FunnyBadger I love food :)

    True! Not very applicable for EDC / self defence (within the uk legal system anyway) but the limited weapons training I have done is good fun. Weapons training can also have a carry over to empty hand techniques and weapons defence is always important training even if like me the main thing you learn is how hard it is to defend against them.
  11. ScottUK

    ScottUK More human than human...

    I'm trying to learn Vader's Force Choke as an EDC weapon. Fairly sure I can avoid legal troubles with it too.
  12. FunnyBadger

    FunnyBadger I love food :)

    Lol fair play if you can mate, sign me up for lessons : )
  13. ScottUK

    ScottUK More human than human...

    No probs, my Crab buddy.

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