Guru Ron Balicki is known worldwide for his vast knowledge of Filipino Martial Arts, Thai Boxing, Boxe Française, Silat, Shootfighting, and Degerberg Mixed Martial Arts. He is the founder and chief instructor of MARS (Martial Arts Research Systems), overseeing 2000 MARS instructors and students globally. Cold Steel President, Lynn C. Thompson, has been Ron’s private student and training partner for 20 years! Ron has learned a thing or two about fighting sticks and Cold Steel are proud to introduce his favorite, the Balicki Stick. Slimmer, shorter, and substantially lighter than their standard Escrima Stick, it exhibits Ron's preference for speed and agility. The Balicki Stick is made from high impact virgin Polypropylene and has a subtle wood grain finish. Ron's name is featured in brilliant silver and there are silver bands at each end for visibility and style. It's a must have training stick for anyone interested in the Filipino Martial Arts.