The Baseball Bat in the Movies
I just recently saw Quentin Tarantino’s movie, “Inglourious Basterds.” I was curious to see it because I knew at least one character in the movie wielded a baseball bat as a weapon. According to one review, actor Eli Roth “…portrays a merciless, baseball-bat-wielding Nazi killer dubbed ‘the Bear Jew’ by fear-stricken German soldiers in the film.”
Moving beyond movie entertainment, I believe the average person knows that the baseball bat is credible as a killing weapon. The average person also knows that it just wouldn’t be credible to have a terror-inducing Nazi killer wielding a 28 inch rattan stick, or even a 28 inch long, one inch diameter hardwood stick.
My point is not to put down short stick stylists, but to get you to consider the merits of a weapon that most martial artists have ignored.