Now it is a Karate art that can make your face look like it went through a meat grinder.. Also remember the Robyn Hood movies, where they jousted with "staffs" or long hard sticks of wood..
You get a bamboo stick across the jib, I don't care if your a Cop or a rioter. Damn Ouch..
"Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781