Real Weapons, Peasant Weapons
Part of my thinking is that real weapons, the kind you are likely to either have used against you or are likely to find lying around in a crisis will not be sticks.
Check out this video with guys using tree branches. If you have a viable combat art, it should work with almost anything. And if you think that abaniko, wing block, tapi tapi are going to work with a tree limb, you should think again.
Note in the medieval peasant fighting video that there is technique in the way they wield the cudgel, but the techniques are simple and straightforward.