Umbrella - Self-Defense Weapon of Opportunity

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Umbrella - Self-Defense Weapon of Opportunity

Since most martial artists do not carry traditional martial arts weapons (i.e. katana, bo staff, nunchaku, etc.) on the street, they must be ready to utilize weapons of opportunity in self-defense scenarios.

Some of the most readily available "weapons" of opportunity include an umbrella, walking cane, chair, etc.

This section looks at how umbrellas can be used as a self-defense weapon. Without getting fancy, the best way to use an umbrella for self-defense is to use it like a light stick. It can be used to stab/poke, to swing/strike and to distract.

An umbrella techniques are very similar to cane-based techniques. Therefore, you should visit the Cane Self-Defense Techniques section for ideas on how to utilize an umbrella in a self-defense situation.

Umbrella as a Self-Defense Weapon


  1. Play Fight Coalition (Martial Arts Blog), Umbrella for Self-Defense,, Added - 02/17/14

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