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A Kubotan is a small, discrete weapon that when used properly can aid in self defense. This age old device is no more than a small piece of plastic that can easily attache to a key chain, but when used properly can help defend you. You must be properly trained in pressure points and techniques in order for the Kubotan to be effective. This blog offers a video as an introduction to using the Kubotan.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Kubotan keychain is a self-defense pressure point weapon. It is typically no more than 5.5 inches long and about half an inch in diameter.
  • The Kubotan is usually held in either an icepick or forward grip. It can attack any point a finger can, but with greater penetration because of the smaller surface area at the ends.
  • If you decide to carry a Kubotan and plan to use it for your defense then you’ll have to practice using it and should take a self defense class.

“A Kubotan is a pressure point weapon, a self-defense keychain weapon developed by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s.”

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