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Grappling with the Hambo

by Dr. William Durbin

When it comes to bludgeon type weapons that are actually handy for self defense, there is none better than the Hambo, or half stick. Known actually by many different names, this weapon is one of the best all around, practical items of self defense. Some styles refer to it as the Tambo, short stick, and among...

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The Aiki Flow that Prevents Injuries

by Dr. William Durbin

In the rush of developing effective martial arts skills, especially those designed for true combat, including self defense, there are those who forget that there are many situations where it is best not to hurt or kill an opponent. Anyone who has been trained in real combat martial arts knows the necessity...

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Meditations on Kiyojute Ryu

by Bob Pruitt

I open this brief meditation with an apology. It is a self-serving manuscript. I have been meditating a great deal as of late on the Shihan (master level) pretest in Kiyojute Ryu Shogei Toitsu Kempo. As I arrive at this stage in my martial arts sojourn, I find myself wanting to share where I’ve been, what...

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Advanced Training with the Hambo:  Grappling with the Weapon

by Dr. William Durbin

When it comes to bludgeon type weapons that are actually handy for self defense, there is none better than the Hambo, or half stick. Known actually by many different names, this weapon is one of the best all around, practical items of self defense. Some styles refer to it as the Tambo, short stick, and among...

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