One Hundredth Stick Sold!!!

Rattan Burning Inspection

One Hundredth Stick Burn Inspection

Well the response for our IRT Rattan Workshop has been fantastic.  We have been open for just a little more than a month and people have taken notice.  I want to let all of our customers know that we appreciate your business.  We are dedicated to giving you the best and more for less.  We intend to keep our prices lower than our competitors and offer things they do not, like stick wrapping tape.  I personally burn, lacquer, inspect every stick.  My goal is that each one is a work of art and a fine tool to use in honing your martial skill sets!  Thank you to everyone who has made this venture a success and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Here is our current list of offerings:

The following sticks are multi node sticks, fire-hardened, lacquered and a few extra special steps.  They are exceptional sticks simply for the best practitioner’s in the world.  They are the same type of sticks that I personally use:


These are typically 1″ 1/4 at the gripping base but anywhere from 1′ to 1″ 1/4 at the top.  These typically feel more like a Filipino bolo and the bottom feels more like a bolo based on a slight curve at the bottom.  They are simply fantastic!   We sell 2 sticks for $30 plus a roll of Renfrew black hockey tape.  You will not be disappointed with these sticks!  They are in a totally different class than anything else on the market!

We will also be selling a slightly cheaper stick that is also fire-hardened and lacquered.  These sticks are  some of the best sticks you will find out there.  Take a look at these beauties:


I have seen similar quality sticks sold for 29 dollars.  These sticks are better than any of my competitors.  That is a fact!

These will are available in 28″ long and width can be ordered in 1″ and 1″ 1/8 or if you are simply a giant mountain man we have a few limited 26″ long and 1″ 1/4 sticks available as well.

28″ long and 1″ costs: $22 (pair)

28″ long and 1″ and 1/8 costs: $22 (pair)

Giant Mountain Man Sticks 26″ long and 1″ and 1/4 wide costs: $22 (pair)  Note these really are for giant people trust me you need really big hands and they are fire-hardened and lacquered!


If you want non fire-hardened sticks with natural skin we have those as well.  They are available in 28″ by 1″ or 28″ by 1″ and 1/8.  These are still some of the best sticks you will ever find as our supplier only sells the best rattan.  A pair of non fire-hardened sticks will run you $20.  Following is a pick of some fantastic natural skin rattan sticks:


All rattan sticks eventually start to fray and when that happens the professional martial practitioner tapes them up.  Personally I use renfrew hockey tape.  This tape initially is sticky but after a couple of practices it eventually turns into a perfect stick tape.  With every purchase of a pair of our sticks you also get 1 renfrew hockey tape roll.  Just like this picture:

Hockey tape

These sticks are simply great.  I am sure you won’t be disappointed!!!

Visit our IRT store and get your rattan sticks:  IRT Store

Brian R. VanCise

Note: This blog is opinion only and neither Instinctive Response Training LLC or Brian R. VanCise are responsible for any third party actions.

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About Brian VanCise

Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada and my good friend Gary Haffey runs our IRT Training Hall in Alma, Michigan. View my website at: or Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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