is a pressure point self-defense device. The principal areas for attacks in
self-defense include bony, fleshy and nerve targets such as knuckles, forearms,
bridge of the nose, shins, stomach, solar plexus, spine, temple, ribs, groin,
neck, eyes etc. The Kubotan is usually held in either an icepick grip (for
hammerfist strikes) or forward grip (for stabbing and pressure point attacks).
Common uses include hardening the fist (fistload) for punching, attacking
vulnerable parts of an assailant's body, and gaining leverage on an assailant's
wrist, fingers and joints. With keys attached, it can also function as a