Expandable batons are a popular self defense tool among security guards and self defense gurus. But are self defense batons a miracle tool for non-lethal defense or they an overhyped billy-club that gets trumped by a gun but overkill for non-lethal scenarios?Are expandable batons still used for self defense in civilian settings?Last year I had the enlightening experience of working for a private security company. No, it was not the kind of security company that hires … [Read More...] about Expandable Batons for Self Defense: USELESS
Louie is a full-time writer and content management guy. He's been on the mats his entire adult life, earning black belts in three Japanese martial arts before BJJ.
He runs a website called HighPercentageMartialArts.com which is dedicated exclusively to statistics in BJJ. He also published a book about cultism in traditional martial arts, called the The True Believers.
Most nights, you'll find him at 10th Planet Ventura, trying not to embarrass himself.
Jordan started BJJ in 2016 while studying in the Middle East. He currently trains at Rise Combat Sports in Tucson Arizona and holds the rank of blue belt.
In addition to a freelance writing, Jordan is a strength and fitness coach at Ignite Fitness in Tucson.
When not writing, training BJJ, or training clients, he spends his time weight training and foam rolling. He is focused on developing weightlifting programming for beginner BJJ players.
Sam Kelly is a Purple Belt with 8 years of training to his name. Currently Sam works as a youth BJJ coach and an assistant coach at his academy W4R Training Center. His passion for grappling is rivaled only by his love of anime and podcasts, both topics he will gladly talk you to death about.
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