I did Tae Kwon Do for about 5 years total in middleschool/highschool. Only seriously for about 3 years of it though. Part of it was a weekly weapons class. Not all of it was useful stuff, but our instructor mixed in a lot of Muay Thai and Hapkido into the regular class for unarmed defense, and the one instructor was really into self defense from/with weapons. That was about 4 years ago though and a lot is gone, unfortunately. I especially miss the reflexes. I hope my graduate school has a decent martial arts club to participate in (lessons aren't cheap, lol) What I like is that escrima stick moves can be improvised with prettymuch anything long and heavy. chair leg, pool stick, 2x4, muffler, etc. etc. No matter the discipline, this is my favorite drill ever. Granted when we did it we weren't as cool so the poor soul in the middle could at least see.