Can someone explaing to me the purpose of kamagong as a training tool?
I don't quite understand why a person would use kamagong sticks as a training tool in FMA instead of rattan. From what I understand, kamagong is more brittle than rattan and doesn't last as long when used frequently, which is a common trait amongst hardwoods. The only time I could really see kamagong being used is the scenario that ChiliPepper was talking about in the Sikh martial arts thread where they sparred using the hardwood because they wanted to use a tool that really hurts.
So, who uses kamagong sticks when they train, and why?