I created the FAST STRIKE™ Non Lethal Self Defense weapon after searching for self defense, martial arts and hand to hand combat products for my family members. I found that the majority of these items required the user to learn specific and elaborate techniques to use them effectively.
I was specifically looking for non-lethal self defense products that my daughters and wife could use to protect themselves when walking to their cars or across campus. I purchased self defense products such as Escrima sticks / fighting sticks and various whips but found them very difficult to use and difficult to conceal carry.
Other self defense products such as Nunchakus, Tonfas, Sais and various batons were also quickly ruled out as options because they were lethal and illegal in many states. Knives were considered for self defense but the legalities around using them were definitely a worry and these products are not considered to be non-lethal self defense products.
I really liked the idea of a whip type product but needed to refine the concept to prevent the user from striking themselves during use. This was accomplished by creating a spring like action that limits the travel of the striking end of the weapon and increases the striking velocity. The spring action also allows the user to deliver repeated strikes in rapid succession without the worry of self-striking. Non-Lethal self defense is the goal and the FAST STRIKE™ self defense weapon is the product to meet this need.
The FAST STRIKE™ self defense weapon has been designed with concealment, comfort and simplicity in mind. The handle clip allows the user to affix this self defense product in a multitude of positions on the body as well as attachment to purses, back packs and various bags. The handle of this self defense weapon is designed to allow the handle clip to be mounted on either side and in multiple orientations.
Deployment of this self defense weapon is lightning fast. Only a fraction of a second is required to draw and deliver the first blow. The small cross section of the striking end transfers the energy of the weapon to a very small area on the target and inflicts severe trauma. Strikes to the hands and fingers are very effective, while strikes to the neck and face area will cause extreme pain, bruising and possibly lacerations.
The small cross section of the striking end, the cable like stiffness and the incredible tip speed of this self defense weapon make it very unlikely that the attacker will be able to take the weapon from you.
I have also designed the handle of this non lethal self defense weapon to be a brutal impact weapon. In the event the attacker is able to get in close or grab onto you, the back end of the FAST STRIKE™ handle is used to inflict additional pain and trauma. Driving the high impact composite handle into soft tissue areas will cause severe pain, which will give you more time to escape a bad situation.
The FAST STRIKE™ non-lethal self defense weapon was developed to allow virtually anyone to protect themselves in situations where personal safety might be compromised. This may involve self defense from humans or animals. FAST STRIKE™ allows the user to strike quickly, strike from a distance and deliver multiple, non-lethal blows in rapid succession. These non-lethal strikes will cause severe pain but should not generate enough force to be lethal. Other self defense products, such as batons, expandable batons, fighting sticks, nunchucks, a bo staff, knives…. are much more likely to be lethal. The spring action, incredible tip speed and composite cable stiffness will cause severe pain and trauma but should limit the damage to a non-lethal event . In the event that extreme measures must be taken, the back end of the FAST STRIKE™ handle is an incredible striking tool that can deliver maximum force to a very small area.