Palm Stick Integrations

Palm Stick Integrations (PSI)



PSI (Palm Stick Integrations) is a stand-alone system based on the use of the palm stick (Tactical Pen, Yawara, Kubotan, Dulo-Dulo, Dos Puntos, Koga, Koppo, Pocket Stick, etc.).   The name PSI has a dual significance.  The initials P-S-I not only stand for Palm Stick Integrations, but also Pounds per Square Inch.  The primary advantage of the palm stick is that the amount of penetrating force generated with a palm stick vs. an empty hand is significantly greater due to the force transfer to the smaller impact point.  The psi is increased through the use of the palm stick, resulting in increased impact potential.  While the PSI system is designed around the use of the palm stick, it is a highly flexible and diverse system in which the palm stick simply becomes a representation of any hand-held object.  An emphasis on the tactical flashlight or tactical pen is available upon request.


End State

Upon completion of Level 1 of this program, the student will have developed the basic skills to carry, deploy, and utilize a palm stick, tactical pen, or improvised small impact weapon against an variety of threats within the use of force spectrum, including lethal and multiple opponents.  Students will also leave with the tools to identify their personal shortcomings and a training template for addressing those shortcomings.

Upon completion of Level 2 of this program, the student will have developed a higher level of technical proficiency within the PSI system and a deeper understanding of the control and compliance capabilities of the palm stick.   Students who display the required level of skill and instructor proficiency will be awarded certification as a PSI Authorized Trainer.


Level 1 Course Length:  8 Hours
Level 1 Course Fee:  $200
Level 2 Course Length:  8 Hours
Level 2 Course Fee:  $200
Levels 1 & 2 Combined Length:  16 Hours
Levels 1 & 2 Combined Fee:  $350

Topics Covered

Footwork, Timing, & Distance
Angles of Attack
Striking Methods
Power Generation
Anatomical Targeting
Pressure Point Manipulation
Joint Locking
Muscle Grabs & Pinching
Palm Stick Retention
Ground Fighting
Improvised Weapon Application
Offensive Mindset
Situational Awareness
Legal Considerations
Teaching Methodology (Level 2)

Required Equipment

Palm Stick
Palm Stick Trainer
Eye Protection
Groin Protection (recommended)
Kit/Duty Gear (optional)
Striking Bags or Tire Tree

Training Format

Technical Development
Reflex Enhancement Drills
Cooperative Fighting Drills
Performance on Demand
Force on Force Scenarios
Student Teach-Backs (Level 2)

Palm Stick Integrations