Learning to fight with a stick is a basic fundamental.
Basic and effective fighting strategy with a stick or stick-like weapon. Kali sticks, umbrellas, canes, crowbars.
Practice swinging the stick in figure-eight patterns. Or cut an X in the air repeatedly for the same effect. Move from the elbow and shoulder instead of the wrist.
Keep your left palm facing out away from your body. Keep in mind this is your defense, as it is better for your lesser hand to be hit than the hand you’re holding the stick in.
Practice quick blows and retractions from several chamber positions: Over your left shoulder, over your right shoulder, from your left hip. Find the blows that you can deliver powerfully from each of these starting locations.
Imagine yourself fighting an opponent.
Stand slightly sideways knees bent as if about to pounce. Make sure to always have a view of the whole situation around you if you are fighting more than one opponent.
Good target areas for the stick are crown of the head, sides of head and neck, collarbones, arms, wrists, knuckles, elbows, hip bones, knees.
Learn how to deliver strikes deceptively. You can appear to deliver a forehand strike to his left collarbone and really swing down and shatter his kneecap.
Practice a simple finishing set. This could be as simple as two figure-eights. Practice delivering one blow, then perform the finishing set. Do this over and over and over with multiple starting blows.
Practice angle footwork. Angle out at a 45-degree angle with your left foot, deliver a blow and perform your finishing set. Do it again on the right side. Do the same thing stepping back at an angle with your left and right feet, and to the side with left and right feet.