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    Night Sticks/Police Batons

    Ok so I just bought myself police baton. I think I could use it like an escrima stick although it seems a little heavier. Anyone have/use/train with one. Its retractable and weighs 16oz. This is where I got it from along with a picture:

    http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/p...expandable.php


    Anyone use/train/have one of these? Would I use this any different then an escrima stick? I figure I am just going to go outside and wail on bags with it, get a feel for it and apply what I know to it.
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    A stick is a stick. Durability, length, and weight are the only differences that affect how you use them.

    Avoid abanico style strikes with heavier sticks. It'll really torque your elbow.
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    What is an "abanico style strike"? I never studied FMA. I did learn to use sticks from my Kempo instructor who learned FMA but we never used the terminology. Im guessing thats where you strike downward and to the side and at the last minuteturn your palm up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIJoe6186
    What is an "abanico style strike"? I never studied FMA. I did learn to use sticks from my Kempo instructor who learned FMA but we never used the terminology. Im guessing thats where you strike downward and to the side and at the last minuteturn your palm up?
    If I understand what you're saying correctly, then yes. "Abanico" means 'fan'. If you hold your arm straight out, and do a windshield wiper like motion without bending your arm, you have the basics of the strike. Just remember that you can apply this motion from all sorts of positions.

    But getting back to the advice from Ryno, avoid abanicos with heavier sticks. With a heavy stick, and without really being careful about it, yeah, you can really **** up your elbow.
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    Ok so I just bought myself police baton. I think I could use it like an escrima stick although it seems a little heavier. Anyone have/use/train with one. Its retractable and weighs 16oz. This is where I got it from along with a picture:
    The most important thing to look for on retractable batons is the reliability of the locking mechanism. You obviously want it to lock open and not collapse if you thrust someone with it. ASP or Monadnock are high end, professional issue. There are some China made ones for about $15.00 but you get what you pay for.

    Anyone use/train/have one of these? Would I use this any different then an escrima stick? I figure I am just going to go outside and wail on bags with it, get a feel for it and apply what I know to it.
    The first and foremost practice on a retractable baton is efficient drawing to opening. Depending on how you carry it, break away scabbard, cordura sheath or in your back pocket...you should practice how to draw it and open it under stress. Much like a folding knife, it is only as good as your draw & opening.

    I also practice drawstrikes. Pick target areas i.e. hands, knee caps that you will strike but start with a closed baton. This takes practice and an understanding of range since you are both opening and striking in one movement. As mentioned, controlling range is essential as is your free hand.

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    I own both a 12" retractable steel baton and a plasticized wood tonfa. The baton stays at bedside and the tonfa is above my desk since both of them are at best quasi-legal to carry here. Although I like the tonfa for protecting myself from heavier clubs, the baton is the one I'd pick to carry and damage someone. It has a locking mechanism so sturdy I can only collapse it against a tile-over-concrete floor and every time I do I'm worried I'll crack the tile.
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    Mine is the same way. It can only be collapsed by smashing it in to something hard. I use the ground which is concrete. BTW my baton does not have a side handle. Are there any advantages to one? Im gonna start using it on a bag and just playing with it outside.
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    I bought mine since I figured you could hold the long end along your arm to block and then punch with the protruding short end, but I haven't practiced this to any significant extent. It's also designed to KO someone but will not crack the skull with repeated blows.

    My instructor is more partial to Trinidadian stickfighting, which uses a stick that goes from the ground to the navel and has similar footwork to Karate instead of being flatfooted like a lot of FMA. You are also allowed to carry a walking stick even if it's made of cured, ass-whooping hardwood whereas a collapsable metal baton only has one use in the eyes of the law.
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    well despite legal issues, I want to learn and use a baton. Baton/kinife/baseball bat now those are American weapons. No chuks here. Ive heard of using side handle to hold against ur arm and punch but it seems not to good. Seems like it would be awkward.
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