An Introduction to Stick Combat by Legendary Hwa Rang Do Student Michael Echanis
In this excerpt from The Complete Michael D. Echanis Collection, hwa rang do supreme grandmaster Dr. Joo Bang Lee's most famous student comments on what you need to know about stick combat, the human anatomy and improvised weapons!
The stick is probably the most available “field expedient” weapon to which a soldier has access. As a combat weapon, it becomes usable for everything from riot or prisoner control to an extremely lethal close-quarters-combat weapon. At one moment, the stick can be a cane and the next it can be breaking a man’s wrist, arm or neck. In this context, we will primarily deal with the stick and its use in combat as a weapon for survival. Various sizes and different techniques will give you a basis for evaluation and readjustment so that each technique will conform to you and your mental/physical abilities. Michael Echanis on Stick Combat vs. Knife Combat One important factor in your evaluation of the stick as a weapon — in contrast and in comparison to the knife — is the stick’s focus of attack on the bony protrusions and nerve centers of the human anatomy. The knife cuts and slashes veins, arteries, muscles and tendons of the body.
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