Baston vs. Baseball Bat
Check out the following video, featuring Master Shaun Porter of Lightning Scientific Arnis. Master Porter prefaces
his demo by stating how baseball bats have become the weapon of choice for street thugs in the UK.
His counters to the bat are:
1) Jam with live hand and thrust to body
2) Jam/block with stick
3) Hit the bat and merge with the swing while stepping back, then move in.
4) Hit the hand while stepping back and evading the weapon.
Note also the disarms at 3:25.
Master Porter makes a couple of points that remind me of GM Estalila’s teachings. Hitting the hand is not the easy solution you think it is. In medium range momentum will carry the bat into your hand, or body, head. At long range if you hit the hand and the opponent loses his grip, you are facing a potential projectile in the form of a baseball bat.
I’m interested in your feedback on these techniques.