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Hi, I'm Jason Jeannette with Elite Martial Arts of Middle, Tennessee. Alright, let's talk about appropriate training equipment. It would be best to have a little of everything. For sticks, you can do anything from saw off a shovel handle, which would be your highest level what you don't want to deal with. The better way to go is just take a rattan escrima stick, a little bit lighter thing for training. After we get comfortable with the technique, so I have a little bit, I want the stress factor; I want "wow, I really don't want to get hit with that." Still knowing that your partner is going to be safe and kind of pull the strike if you flub it. The other starter versions you can get pretty much any martial arts training equipment company makes a different version, in different lengths of just a padded, this is just a cotton material over foam and a handle, which you can get hit with as hard as you can, no problem. If you don't have access to equipment like this, a pool noodle is a fantastic way to start club defense. Take it, chop it into two or three pieces, whatever length and there's no stress, you can go as hard as you want to and really get some realistic swings in there without worrying about anybody getting hurt. Knives we can move into. Anything from the live knife, which I suggest to never train with. This is what I might carry, something I can open singlehanded, while I'm in the fight if I'm being attacked. They make a training version of that, that's exactly the same thing, but with a dulled point and a dulled blade on it. Moving down to rubber training knives, which attackers while practicing enjoy. It's much better for them to get jammed into their ribs. Or a hard training knife just like this. It's hard plastic, good solid quality. It's something you don't want to get popped with on the arm, so that's a good, that adds to our stress factor, which is a super important part of training.
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