Martial arts - Primitive weapons

How to use and construct weapons using the rock, stick, and rope.
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Martial arts - Primitive weapons


  • Training for this course requires the student to have access to the following items: rock, hard stick (preferably an escrima stick or sawed off wooden dowel rod), and rope.


The weapons demonstrated in this course  directly use or are constructed of only rock, stick, and rope. Included in this instruction is a demonstration of the techniques for the Okinawan suruchin.

The original suruchin was a rope (commonly of hemp) of 150 or 200cm) in length with a rock tied to each end. This devastating weapon could be quickly constructed and hidden on your person before use.

Grandmaster Michael A. Stelzer holds several advanced ranks (10th Dan and above) in various styles of martial arts. Additionally, he holds three doctoral of science degrees and is a certified professional wrestler.

Who this course is for:

  • Martial artists
  • Self-defense students
  • Martial arts competitors
  • Weapon enthusiasts


Engineer and Performer
Michael Stelzer Ph.D.
  • 3.8 Instructor Rating
  • 18 Reviews
  • 851 Students
  • 19 Courses

Michael Stelzer holds doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Paranormal Science, and Cryptozoological Science. He began studying magic at a young age when he saw his first magician at the Eagles Christmas party. Currently he holds lifetime memberships in the following magical societies: Genii, Society of American Magicians, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He attends regular IBM Ring 46 (Seymour Davis Ring) meetings in Oklahoma City. Most recently, he has been performing ventriloquist acts as “Magical Mike” with his partners Ike and Harry True-man. Performance credits to his name include Pandemonium at Oklahoma City, Churches, and comedy clubs. Other interests include the participation in the following activities: Martial arts, professional wrestling, boxing, fencing, and bodybuilding.