I was going through, managing my subscriptions to threads, saw this thread, re-read a few posts, visited the website, and saw this gem:

http://www.kempokarate.com/techniques/escrima.cfm

Oh.

My.

God.

I really, really, really want to have him attempt to block a kick of mine (and they aren't really all that great) by making an "X" block with two sticks... As the pressure from the incoming kick splits each stick in the direction they're pointing (what with the impact of the kicking leg at the crux of the two sticks, causing a reverse scissors action), and dude gets impaled through the Jimmy, I want to see what they explanation for the ineffectiveness of that technique will be...

Ouch. :knob: