Both hands wield a stick. The sticks are used for a combination of offense and defense. The long range is the most frequently used range in this type of fighting because of the variety of checking techniques available in that range.
A wide variety of striking and twirling techniques is taught to develop power and coordination. Several drills with partner are also taght to develop these assets, known as "pinky-pinky" or "siniwali".
The skills acquired through double stick training also come into play in other types of fighting such as empty hand striking ("mano mano"), combinations of solo olisi striking and checking and stick and knife ("espada y daga").