Ever wonder what you would do if you had only an umbrella, and was attacked by someone wielding a long pole? What about using your walking stick to defend yourslef against a mob? (Matt Millen please take note). Thank God we've stumbled on the answer before you've gotten yourself into real trouble. The Journal of Non-Lethal Combatives has all the answers, including "An Effective Way to Defend Oneself with a Hooked Stick when Attacked by a Man Armed with an Ordinary Straight Stick," and "A very Simple Way to Protect Yourself with a Hooked Walking Stick against a Boxer."
We're not sure where the jaunty hat and slacks come in, unless it's for the lesson on "How to defend yourself against an angry F. Scott Fitzgerald." Thanks to Dave Barry's blog for the link, without which we would still at the mercy of opponents carrying superior sticks.
Self Defence With A Walking Stick [Journal Of Non-Lethal Combatives]