The Short Stick Archives

These clips are extracted from a 1991 filming session where my friend, Don Wasielewski (now 8th dan Isshinryu) and I were trying to preserve some ideas we were exploring in our classes.   Basically we were creating a memory aid for our students. 

I recently found the tape lying in a bin.  Rather than toss it, I thought it would be fun to digitize several segments and put them on line for your entertainment and enjoyment (ultimately there turned out to be 5 clips).    Hopefully, you'll find something of value.  The final clip is a segment with Master Archibeque (he was 73 years old at the time).  He dropped by one Saturday, and while with us, started playing around with what he referred to as the Kobutan.  We found it to be a very interesting take on the same topic. 

These clips are for entertainment and general informational purposes only.  Actual self defense should be practiced in a controlled environment emphasizing safety, and only under the direct supervision of a Black Belt instructor, and only after you have been cleared by your personal physician.

Short Stick Archives #1


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Short Stick Archives #5


Kobutan (Archie at 73) 73)


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