Kubotans are small self-defense weapons designed to be carried on a keychain. Kubotans are cylindrical-shaped rods that measure about five and a half inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter. These weapons were created by Takayuki Kubota, a Japanese-American martial artist and self-defense instructor. Kubotans are generally made of metal and can either be solid or hollow. They can also come in different colors. There are two main uses for Kubotans – they can be used as striking weapons by jabbing an attacker with the end of the rod and they can also be used as leverage tools by grabbing an attacker’s limb or clothing and applying pressure. When used correctly, Kubotans are effective self-defense weapons that can help deter attackers and keep you safe. They are easy to carry, discreet, lightweight and inexpensive; making them ideal for anyone who wants to protect themselves from harm.
Depending on where you live, the laws regarding Kubotans can vary. In many cases, carrying a Kubotan is not illegal so long as it is used for self-defense and not intended to cause harm to another person. Some states may have restrictions on types of weapons that are allowed and the length certain weapons must be in order to be considered legal. It is important to research the laws in your area before carrying a Kubotan. Additionally, most states have laws that state it is illegal to use a Kubotan as an offensive weapon or to threaten someone with it.