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The Yawara
The yawara is one of the forgotten weapons of karate but is one of the most effective and easy-to-use weapons available today. It consists of a hard piece of wood, usually white oak, that is from eight to six inches in length. The ends can be pointed but usually are blunted. The yawara is often found with eight sides for added control, but a rounded yawara is equally effective.

The yawara is used in combination with kicks and punches and strikes such areas as the eyes, ears, groin, throat, and other vital parts of the body. It can be used to attack nerves and pressure points and because of its small size is easily concealed for protection and convenience.
The yawara is carried by many police in the Orient and is used to control prisoners by applying it to nerve and pressure points, as well as to break up fights and for self-defense.
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