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Kubaton keychains are handheld self defense tools that are compact, easy-to-use, versatile, legal, and non-lethal, and can help you stay safe and protect yourself in a variety of situations.
Kubatons were originally developed in the late 1960s by Grandmaster Soke Takayuki Kubota, a Japanese martial arts expert, who created them as a self-defense tool for law enforcement officers in response to the rising number of attacks on police officers in Japan.
Kubota created Kubatons as a self-defense tool that was easy to use, less-lethal, and effective in close-range combat situations. He drew upon his extensive knowledge of martial arts and weapon techniques to design the Kubaton, a small cylindrical device that could be used to strike or apply pressure to pressure points on an attacker's body. While initially designed to be used by police officers, the Kubaton quickly gained popularity among civilians as well.
Traditional Kubatons are normally 5 to 7 inches in length, 1/2 inch in diameter, and contain round grooves or textured grip along the shaft for handling and stability. Modern Kubatons however can be longer and bigger, extending to 9 or 10 inches in length and 1 inch in diameter to accommodate additional uses and features.
The majority of Kubatons are made from metal, but some can be made from hard ABS plastic or a thick silicone/rubber material, for a less-lethal self-defense use.
Traditional Kubatons are equipped with striking features such as sharp tips, jagged ridges, or protruding points. Modern Kubatons may have these striking properties along with other features such as flashlights, whistles, hidden knives, tooling capabilities or writing abilities. The modern day Kubaton is simply a multi-functional compact device that can assist you in a variety of scenarios.
There are many different types of Kubatons such as:
Kubotons can be used for striking, joint manipulation, pressure point attacks, blocking offenses from the predator, controlling an aggressor's movements, and breaking car glass in an emergency. It can also be used as a weapon to strike an attacker's sensitive areas, such as the eyes, throat, or groin, to help you escape from a dangerous situation.
Kubatons can be held in an icepick grip with your thumb covering the back end and used as a hammer strike. Another common use is to hold a Kubaton in a forward grip like a knife for stabbing or fending off. A less common technique is to hold the Kubaton in the center of the stick and use it to strengthen your punches. Lastly, a Kubaton can be swung from a keychain to create a longer flexible weapon that can fight off an attacker from a distance.
Kubatons are one of the best and most popular self defense keychains because they offer so many advantages that make them universally appealing to everyone such as:
While Kubatons have a convincing long list of self defense advantages, as with any product they may not be the best choice for everyone and there are negatives as well such as:
Is it legal to have a Kubaton? In the United States, it is generally legal to have a Kubaton in all 50 states. There are no laws prohibiting the purchase or ownership of Kubatons but they do have some restrictions such as you must be over 18 to purchase and own one. If you decide to fly with a Kubaton, it must be in your checked luggage and cannot be carried on according to the TSA. Here is the TSA's official declaration on Kubatons here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/kubatons
Is a Kubaton legal to carry? Generally it is legal to carry a Kubaton in the United States, as there are no laws prohibiting the ownership or carry status of one. However, if a Kubaton is used in an offensive manner and not in self-defense, just like any other objects it would be classified as a dangerous weapon and the owner could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The reason why Kubatons are legal in the United States is because of their form. A Kubaton is very similar to many everyday items such as a pen, stick, or any number of handheld writing instruments, cooking utensils, or tools. Therefore, it would be difficult to prohibit an item that is hard to identify, and has the same potential dangerous use of many other regular objects.
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While the first Kubatons were black colored and only one shape and size, nowadays Kubatons have customizable fashion and style elements that appeal to every demographic. They come in pastel colors, neon colors, glossy colors, and many different shapes and sizes.
Proper maintenance and cleaning of a kubaton can help ensure its longevity and effectiveness. You should clean the Kubaton regularly with soap and water or a disinfectant solution to remove dirt and bacteria that may accumulate over time. After cleaning, always dry it thoroughly to prevent rust or corrosion. Store your Kubaton in a dry and cool place, away from moisture and direct sunlight. You can also store it in a protective case or pouch to prevent scratches or damage.
Regularly inspect your Kubaton for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks, chips, or rust. Avoid striking hard surfaces with the kubaton as this can cause damage or deformation. Avoid using excessive force, as this can damage the kubaton or cause injury to yourself or others.
In the future, we should expect to see Kubatons continue to play a major role in personal protection. New innovations should include different sizes, new styles, more durable materials, and advanced defensive and striking properties. Additionally, as technology advances, we may start to see the integration of tech and smart devices into Kubatons such as sensors, buttons, and added functionality.
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