Check out this video from the “Human Weapon” series. This shows the devastating power of the butt stroke.
Josh Morales wondered why I grip the stick at the very end, rather than choke up, which is conducive to butt strikes. My preference is always for greater reach. The idea is that by using a bat, with a pommel at the end, I can still get power from the butt strike without choking up on the stick.
If we look at this sequence in the video, how could it be used against an opponent with a short stick or similar weapon?