Police baton against knife attacker
There are so many articles and videos out there demonstrating the “correct” way to use a baton against a knife. The image with this article is the universally accepted and taught way to hold the baton. This is incorrect for a number of reasons.
- The torso, a large target area, is fully exposed to stabs and slashes
- If the free hand is in an extended position deterring the attacker from moving closer, this can also be slashed
The correct way to hold the baton is at a 45 degree angle close to the torso area with the following grip; dominant hand palm down, other hand palm up. This grip allows the defender to defend and counter stabs and/or slashes that are coming from any angle.
For a civilian this technique also works with an object such as a compact umbrella.
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