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#154384 - 06/09/05 10:13 PM Improvised Weapons
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
Just wondering...

What are some "improvised weapons" you've seen, used, thought of, etc. & how would you use them?

#154385 - 06/09/05 11:18 PM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: hedkikr]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
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I was in a village riot in El Salvador in 1999. I saw a man defending his child. He picked up a goat. That's right a goat, and swung it twice against an armed militia-man.

First swing (swung by the hind legs) caught the guy in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Near the appendix. Slashed medially throught the abdomen and broke the goats horn off against the lowest left rib.

Second swing brought the goats head against the aggressors head with now jagged broken horn puncturing the cheek and embedding in the soft palate on the roof of the mouth.

Father lived. child lived. Goat lived. Armed militia man...

I know this isn't exactly what you were looking for. Sorry.

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#154386 - 06/10/05 12:41 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: BuDoc]
imcrazy Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 492
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Wow BuDoc!

Well there is always the paper plate, that Sanchin31 mentioned...

Just about anything can be used as a weapon in some way.

Just remembered, I have actually thought of using my keys as a weapon. What I found just from playing with my keys is that by putting the largest 2 keys between your 3 fingers (index, middle, ring) you can make a fist with 2 spikes sticking out. Those spikes or key ends can be used to hit vital points on the opponents body (pressure points etc.). Maybe I should call it "Key Fu".

Edited by imcrazy (06/10/05 02:32 AM)
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#154387 - 06/10/05 03:57 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: hedkikr]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
Wow Budoc, nothing like having your family threatened to 'get your goat'!

Improvised weapons I have used.

Sock Full of Change (pre prepared, but not a ready made weapon)
Pub ashtray (heavy thick glass)
Coin Roll (again, pre prepared)
Wooden chair

Improv weapons that I think may work.

Pool cue
Bunch of keys (though I suspect at the expense of a couple of metacarples)
Rolled up magazine (thrust up hard under nose is the logical target if possible)
Mag light torch (I carry a 6 cell at work and in the car, but fortunately have never used as a weapon)

Improv weapons I would not use.

Bottles or drinks glasses. For some reason I wouldnt/dont have a problem causing head trauma/internal bleading with blunt objects, but do have a problem causing flesh wounds/blindness
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

#154388 - 06/10/05 05:26 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: Cord]
SANCHIN31 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
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Yes,the paper plate kata!

That's an amazing story Budoc! I'm going to start carrying a goat around on my keychain instead of my kubaton.

....a chain,stapler,just about anything small and heavy,the figurines my wife collects would work good.
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#154389 - 06/10/05 07:26 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: SANCHIN31]
MAGr Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 1147
Loc: London, home: Athens
A lot of people, including me, ask what is the point of learning the staff, where are you ever going to fing a staff to use. Except for the obvious pool cue, after I started learnign it, you would be surprised at how many things I could see that potentially could be used in the same way.
Broom stick,
Random metal rod,
Construction site, anything
Golf umbrealla,
Broken off char leg (after using the chair)
Branch off a tree in the park.
And it doesnt even have to be cylindrical, because anything that you use the wrist to wield you have an advantage if you have done weapons training.

Pub ashtray is undoubtedly the best though!

#154390 - 06/10/05 08:39 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: MAGr]
globetrotter Offline
does unto others before they do unto him

Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 637
Loc: ny usa
fixed things make good weapons, too. throwing somebody into a bench or a tree is just as affective as hiting somebody with a club, sometimes.

I've removed a sentance for the sake of not causing an incident

Edited by Reiki (06/11/05 01:21 AM)

#154391 - 06/10/05 09:46 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: globetrotter]
MAGr Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 1147
Loc: London, home: Athens

I've edited it

Edited by Reiki (06/11/05 01:22 AM)

#154392 - 06/10/05 09:48 AM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: MAGr]
Pess Offline

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 27
Same as MAGr here. PVC pipe, Walking stick. I've also used pens and pencils, but that's a last ditch, and I've also had some success with a 3.5" jack on the end of headphones, both for quick stabby motions, obviously ^_^

#154393 - 06/10/05 01:01 PM Re: Improvised Weapons [Re: MAGr]
globetrotter Offline
does unto others before they do unto him

Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 637
Loc: ny usa

Edited by Reiki (06/11/05 01:23 AM)

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