Deadliest Martial Arts Weapon my…!
I discovered this Martial Arts weapon many, many years ago. I had studied Chinese Kenpo Karate, and eventually earned my black belt in the Kang Duk Won, and I had hefted all manner of weapons.
Then, one day I was over at a friend’s house, he was my Karate work out partner and we were talking weapons, and he suddenly grinned. You’re wearing the deadliest martial arts weapon in existence, and you don’t even know it.
So he took me outside, we walked across the street into a big orchard, and he asked me for my belt.
It was a thick belt, had a big, old, heavy buckle on it. Just the kind of thing a young man needs when he wants the world to know he has to keep his pants on.
He dangled that belt from the fist, holding both ends. The buckle tight, and the other end in one loose finger. He picked up a rock, put it in the fold of the belt, and told me to watch a tree some fifty feet away.
WHIIII! He let go the end, and the rock flew like a guided missile. It was a big rock, and he actually broke a small limb off the tree.
I knew I could use the buckle for a flail, but I had never thought of the David and Goliath thing.
To this day I wear a heavy belt, one I can whip out and use to bash or beat, whip or snap…or use as a sling.
And, I keep a supply of steel balls. You can get them off amazon pretty cheap. I’m not pin point in my accuracy, mind you, and my friend admitted that he got in a lucky shot. But, still, I am fairly accurate, I can hit a three foot target from fifty feet, and what I hit stays hit. I tell you, a steel ball will go right through plywood, easy as a .22, when you do it just right.
If you want to learn more about weapons, I suggest popping over to my Blinding Steel course at Monster Martial Arts.