Within this extensive collection of Baton Combat guides and handbooks, you will discover how these weapons are utilized, and how to defend against them.
A baton (from bâton, the French for stick) or truncheon (nightstick or billy-club in American English) is essentially a stick of less than arms-length, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal, and carried by law enforcement, correctional, riot control, and security personnel for non-lethal self-defense or combat situations.
A baton is used to strike, jab, block, and aid in the application of armlocks. The basic impact weapon is a straight baton made from wood or a synthetic material, approximately one and a quarter inches in diameter, and from 18 to 36 inches long; this is also referred to as a nightstick. The 36″ and longer batons are called “riot batons”.
Batons in common use by peace officers in North America and around the world include (traditional) fixed-length straight batons, fixed-length side-handle batons, collapsible straight batons, and collapsible side-handle batons.
Learn how to defend against and attack with a nightstick, truncheon and the baton. Learn baton strikes, jabs, blocks and arm locks and how to defend against these moves from an opponent.
The Yawara is used in combination with kicks and punches and strikes such areas as the eyes, ears, groin, throat, and other vital parts of the body. This illustrated guide of the Yawara use will give you an excellent understanding of this fantastic weapon and is a great place to start your Yawara training.
The main purpose of this study is to compare various sizes of an extendible baton with the standard issue PVC duty baton. This project also included a side handle baton and a traditional wooden duty baton. Comparison was made on those quantifiable mechanical variables that were deemed significant with respect to trauma and the intended use of the baton as an intermediate weapon.