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 Ryu - 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
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.