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I have one simple tip to improve your stick grappling and takedowns.
Try switching the hand at the striking end of the ASP from palm down to palm up. (This is bayonet or rifle grip.)
By switching to palm up, you can cinch the hold by dropping your left elbow. The forearm, wrist, and elbow are no longer at an awkward canted position. Now when you drop your elbow your forearm pushes the opponent’s back, creating a pincer that forces him forward into the stick.
Don’t take my word for it. Go through your stick grappling moves and try them out to see if bayonet/rifle grip doesn’t improve them.
Let us imagine that your opponent has closed on you and the two of you are in a clinch position.
Options with the short stick are to try to whip the end into the opponent (abaniko/witik strikes) or to thrust with the tip. The Dog Bros excel at grappling, thrusting techniques.
With a long stick you can choke up and attempt the same -whip strikes or thrusting/gouging.
But the baseball bat is interesting. If you choke up on it, most of the weight is in the forward end, so now you have mass that you can whip into the opponent’s head. It’s like having a brick in your hand during a clinch.