Using A Jump Rope As A Highly Effective Weapon In Individual Protection

The very best weapons to use in individual protection are those that you can take with you in plain view without arousing suspicion. Everything can be used as a weapon, simply by categorizing them in one of seven various classes. There is nothing that is not able to be categorised into one of these categories. One of the 7 classes of weaponry that anything can fit in is referred to as ‘Strings’ and includes everything flexible such as rope, chain etc. Having the capacity to effectively use String weapons means that everyday objects like a skipping rope, garden hose or a kettle cord can be successfully used as a weapon in individual preservation, and even carried on the streets without arousing suspicion to the unsuspecting assailant.

There are 2 ways to hold and work with String weapons depending on whether you want to use it for striking or for tangling your opponent. In either case, the grip you use is identical. Grip it with the little, ring and middle fingers. The thumb and index finger are then available to reinforce the grip or hold the weapon collected in a wad or loop, dependent upon how big it is.

If you want to use it to Strike, then grasp the weapon via the But to your lower right, and with the Tip facing toward the floor. To strike, simply ‘whip’ it at the target with a smooth motion. Let the weight of the item fly as a natural extension of the action. The heavier the object, the greater power it will have as an impact weapon. An alternative way to use it is like ‘cracking a whip’. Using this method, the striking power is gathered in the Tip. It is not randomly whirled around the body, but rather, the concept is to transfer the energy from a flick from your hand down the Tip of the object. If it is heavy enough and the right size, it is possible to whip a String straight out by tucking the tip under-neath your armpit and flicking at your target, then catching it back in your armpit. Whilst striking, take care not to hit his weapon or it can wrap around it.

The tangle approach can be used to capture your opponents’ limbs, and is great for applying choke holds. Don’t attempt to block or parry with it unless it has hard handles. To make use of a String weapon to tangle your opposition, hold it with both hands. One hand is nearer to the Tip and one is nearer to the But and they are generally about shoulder distance apart. Do not wrap it around your hand but hold it firmly. Capturing the legs of a kicker is not suitable, go for the neck. Furthermore, never try to capture the arm when he is wielding an edge or a blade as you are likely to get your arm cut. To choke someone from the rear, cross your fists behind his neck. If your String item is too light, you might be compelled to work with it in the tangle method for it to be effective.