Society is hardening. Aggression is on the rise. You will come across it sooner or later. Whether you like or not.

Of course, the judiciary and the police are not always able to protect us immediately against violence and physical attacks

We benefit from our own resilience. Being able to make it physically clear that No really means No.

A weapon would be useful. But which one?

A knife, a stick? Pepper spray? A gun maybe? Solutions that encounter objections: legally prohibited and a good thing.


Yet. The need to be able to defend yourself is there and will continue to exist. But how? Not everyone has the time or inclination to intensively immerse themselves in martial arts. Apart from physical limitations.

There is a legal weapon!

The Kobutan - also called pocket stick, yawara, dulo dulo etc. - is a handy tool to increase your resilience.

It is a small metal or plastic rod - to be used as a key ring - of approx. 14 cm. It is amazingly easy to distribute a strong pain stimulus. The aggressor ceases its attack and further conflict (and collateral injury) is prevented. This way you can create a safe escape route in no time.

The pocket stick is a handy key ring that helps you to ensure your safety.

Do you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe on the street?

Then think Kobutan. You simply hang it on your bunch of keys and in a few hours you know how to use the Kobutan. Your best protector is yourself.

Although using the Kubotan is simple, it does require a supporting martial art, self-defense system or the like. Unfortunately, it's not a bag of tricks that makes you invincible.

Is my Kubotan a weapon?

Dutch law regulates a number of matters concerning the use of weapons by civilians. The Kobutan is literally nowhere mentioned in the Weapons and Ammunition Act, but under certain circumstances can fall under category 4 of that law.

Category 4 weapons are objects which, in view of their nature or the circumstances under which they are found, can reasonably be assumed to be intended for no other purpose than to cause injury, or to threaten to cause injury.

For clarity, the following example:

You can have a broomstick in your house, walk down the street with it, but if you are part of a group of football supporters, the broomstick can be classified as a weapon within the meaning of the Weapons and Ammunition Act.

This circumstance also applies to the Kobutan:

For example, if you are searched before entering a football stadium, concert or entertainment area; if you just hit or threaten someone with the Kobutan for no reason.

Furthermore, the law leaves you free in all actions with the Kobutan. You can have it at home, you can wear it on the street.

According to the law, if you use the Kobutan for defense it is no different than, for example, an umbrella, walking stick, bunch of keys or pen.

Officially you can commit a violation of the Weapons and Ammunition Act. But the moment you're under attack, you may wonder what's more important...


Because there are no regular Kubotan training courses, you can sign up for a course. If there are enough participants, from 6 people, a date will be set. Such a training takes about 3 hours and costs € 45,= pp including Kubotan. Private lessons are possible for € 64.95 / hour.

It is also possible to book a course with a number of friends or from your company.

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Become an instructor

The Kobutan system has its origins in the budo.

Some martial art experience is required for the instructor course. In addition to the basic principles, the course includes tips to effectively transfer the teaching material.

Costs of the training € 450,= incl. Kubotan

The course consists of 6 training sessions of approx. 90 minutes each, the last of which is the exam.

Refresher courses € 75, =

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