Goju-Shorei Systems

Martial Arts for the 21st Century

Using the tactical flashlight

How to hold it?

 (“Regular”/ “Hammer” grip)

If your thumb is nearest the light output end, then it is in the “regular” grip.

This is the grip I use when I’m just casually walking around and need a light source.


(“Reverse”/ “Macaw” / “Hammerfist” grip)

If your thumb is nearest the switch end, then it is in the “reverse” grip.

This is the grip I use when I’m intently looking for something or thinking that I might need to strike.


How to use it? – The light beam can distract/disrupt someone else’s “plans”…

 (My son, Grisha, “lurking” around the corner)


(What he saw…)

(His reaction.)


How to use it? – Strike hard surfaces… bones. 

(No caption really needed here.)


(And yes, it still works!)


You can strike with either end, but the beveled edge certainly leaves an impression.


(A little bit of pencil rubbed over the break is quite revealing.)


How to use it? – As a lever …


(D.J. realizing that my way is the “right” way to go…)


(and here’s Grisha getting some addition guidance and direction.)

(yes - I'm actually on the other side hidden by his 6 foot frame...)


Our Nashville mayor just gave a press conference reminding everyone to stay safe and keep a blanket and a flashlight handy as we work through this winter state of emergency.  No need to tell me twice!


Stay warm, and stay safe.


Next Goju-Shorei Weapons Wednesday… 

The “same” techniques: empty handed, with cane, knife, and flashlight!


Katherine A. Wieczerza



Director of Goju-Shorei Weapons




Co-Founder / Chief Tae Kwon Do and Goju-Shorei Weapons Instructor



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Comment by Katherine A. Wieczerza on February 19, 2015 at 8:23am

Thanks Mark!

Comment by Mark Kilby on February 19, 2015 at 7:40am

Really enjoying this series on the tactical flashlight.  Looking forward to the next issue.

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