Why study Anbo Jyutsu

Despite its flashy maneuvers and posturing, Anbo-Jyutsu is a viable martial art with a great deal of strength in one area: the staff. Practitioners of this martial art are good at putting on shows, but are also good at winning fights, as long as a staff or rod is readily available (and many carry concealed hardwood dowel rods "just in case"). Those that practice Anbo-Jyutsu never start fights (you might get dirty, after all) and would rather avoid them, but can defend themselves along with the best of them. The only area in which Anbo-Jyutsu is notably deficient is kick attacks, mainly because the tournament rules (and remember, originally this martial art was just for show) forbid kicks.

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