Thursday, October 21, 2010

How To Increase You’re Striking Power When It Comes To Baton Use

One of the important factors when it comes to getting a powerful strike when using a baton is the positioning of your hand on your weapon. Where you position your hand on the handle plays an important factor of how much force the impact of your swing will be.

You want to avoid holding your hand at the bottom or end of the handle. Instead you want to place your hand an inch up from the bottom that way you have a stronger grip and more control of your weapon. This then increases the force of your blow when making impact.

Another suggestion is when practicing your baton striking tactics or any striking tactics with the use of items such as pipes, pool cues or sticks is to wrap a towel around the handle area. This thickens the handle area forcing your hand to squeeze harder when picking up your weapon and striking your practice target. This in turn makes you instinctively have a tighter grip when holding your baton.

Test and play with what feels best for you. Remember everyone is different when it comes to their grip strength, size of hand and the type of baton or weapon they are using.

Note: Push button batons tend to be harder to grip on to due to the fact of how the handle is set up with the extraction button right on it. So keep that in mind if this is a baton you’re thinking of purchasing.

Remember there’s no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm Bettencourt


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Norm Bettencourt is the Creator/President of Tactical Self Defense which specializes in personal protection tactics against modern day threats of violence. For more information visit