Self Defense Using a Baton or Baseball Bat : Defanging the Cobra Self-Defense Move


Tres Tew here. I’m an instructor at Yeshua’s
Ryu Martial Arts and on behalf of Expert Village, I’m going to be talking to you about the expandable
baton. Okay, now we are going to be going over how to strike and extend the baton at
the same time. Maybe your attacker is coming in with a cross slash, and you don’t have
enough time to pull your baton out, so you have to use your open hand to block his strike.
What you want to do is you want to block and grab it or just trap it. Get the knife away
from your body. Give yourself plenty of time to come out, extend the baton and strike in
the same movement. So, again it’s kind of like the Western quick draw, but you don’t
have enough time to block the knife with it. So, you are catching the knife and grabbing
and in the same movement you are extending and striking with the baton. Again, the strike
can go to any vital part of the body. It can even go to the knife hand to make him drop
it. You can follow through with some sort of controlling technique to keep him from
coming after you. All of these techniques, you don’t want to use your baton until someone
pulls a weapon on you. Again, this is a weapon and can be used against you in a court of
law. That is how to simultaneously strike while blocking with an open hand and extending
the baton.

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