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Offline Chief Instructor

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Asp Batons
« on: December 16, 2003, 10:46:41 AM »
I believe Asps tactical batons are the best. Does anyone know of a distributor that provides good wholesale discounts? Also, if anyone knows of a better product please let me know. Thanks,
Sigung Andrew Evans, KSDI #888
Hokkien Martial Arts, Topeka, KS
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Re:Asp Batons
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2003, 12:56:07 PM »
I just want to say I have had an asp since the mid 80's, and it still works every time
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Re:Asp Batons
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2003, 11:00:09 AM »

AWMA (Asian World of Martial Arts) has asp's at wholesale price for school owners

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Re:Asp Batons
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2003, 12:33:47 PM »
Thanks, AWMA has inexpensive collapsible batons but not the Asp brand. I found out that the wholesale markup on the Asp brand is not that high. I probably end up stocking the less expensive version and simply ordering the Asp as needed.
Sigung Andrew Evans, KSDI #888
Hokkien Martial Arts, Topeka, KS
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Re: Asp Batons
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 02:18:12 AM »
Although it was a few years ago I still remember the Instructor training course you recommended me to attend.  The intent of the dept was for me to bring back an alternative esculation of force for the detective division. "STOP!!!, I will strike!!" You remeber the training evolution where the lesson learned was don't mess around with the men in Blue (All for one - one for all) if you know what I'm referring to.  Eh, you uku pile vala au even afta da the long day at the tournament.
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Kajukenbo-Kenkabo, Grand Master Sixto Ramos Jr
Hui O Na Koa Kulike, Grand Master John Pagdilao
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Re: Asp Batons
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 02:41:31 AM »
Yeah, things always seem to get a little live and outa hand when I run it.  They never asked me back to help them run another instructor course after that.  Go figure, how could a bull ring drill turn into a free for all brawl.  I get plenty akamai kukai.  Just practicing what I learned in Kajukenbo, fast multi strikes.

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Re: Asp Batons
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 03:16:53 PM »
I've used the ASP a few times on the job over the years and actually ran into some problems. On one incident the ASP bent while I was striking a suspect. I was able to continue to use it, but afterward I had to toss it out.

I remember the strike where it bent. I had swung downward from right to left toward the suspect's left shoulder area. As I did this, the guy raised his left arm upward and the ASP hit down on his forearm, causing it to bend.

On other ocassions, the small ball at the tip of the ASP has gotten caught in clothing or hair. During one incident, the ball actually got caught in a guy's hair. When that happened, part of the guy's scalp was torn off as a swung through. Not a big piece, maybe the size of a half dollar. When the guy saw the piece of his scalp on the ground he gave up. I had hit him several times with the ASP and he was still fighting, but missing some scalp was enough.

I found the ASP to be a very different striking weapon because of the ball on the tip. That prevents you from pulling or sliding the weapon because it will get stuck. A regular baton does not have anything along the end of the weapon that could get caught up like that.

With a baton you can slide your strike through like cutting with a sword. With an ASP you have to hit and pull back, hit and pull back.

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