YES... it takes about 20 minutes to learn the basics but the more you watch the free online training video you can pick up more great techniques for the self defense weapon.
It depends on where you go but basically yes. They are not an edged weapon or a blunt force weapon so they don't fall into most weapon categories.
No. The membership section of this website is strictly for those who study the martial arts of Anjing Banfa with Master Brusso or his otherwise authorized teachers.