Stick Fighting

Techniques of Self-Defense

  • Masaaki Hatsumi and Quintin Chambers
Stick Fighting

Size: 210×148 mm, 260 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
250 b/w photos
ISBN10: 1-56836-499-7
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-499-5
Release date: Jan. 25, 2013

List price: $17.00

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Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photographs allow the trainee to follow and learn the techniques with ease.

The ideal weapon for self-defense is a stick. To find a comprehensive system of techniques using the stick, we must turn to the East, for systems known to the West have fallen into disuse. In this book, the techniques of Kukishin Ryū — an ancient Japanese method — have been updated and adapted for use today. A thorough grounding in the fundamentals dealt with here will enable you to disarm and control any assailant.


  • Section 1: Basic Movements
  • Section 2: Techniques against First Attack
  • Section 3: Techniques against Foot Attacks
  • Section 4: Techniques against Wrist Holding
  • Section 5: Techniques against Sleeve and Lapel Holding
  • Section 6: Techniques against Seizure from Behind
  • Section 7: Techniques against Stick Holding
  • Section 8: Immobilizations
About the author

Dr. MASAAKI HATSUMI was born in 1931. After progressing through various martial arts, he found his life’s mentor, Takamatsu Toshitsugu, and studied under him for the next fifteen years, becoming the 34th Grand Master of Togakure-ryū Ninjutsu and eight other arts, which he unified into the Bujinkan system. Dr. Hatsumi has taught thousands of individual students as well as instructing at law enforcement agencies all over the world, and has received numerous accolades from politicians and spiritual leaders of many nationalities. He has also worked as a professional osteopath, acted in a popular television series, is the author of many books and DVDs on Ninjutsu and Budō, and was for many years Chairman of the International Department of the Japan Literary Artists' Club.