Tokushu Keibo: The Telescopic Baton
Part 3: Basic operations.
As with any baton-length stick, the telescopic baton lends itself to martial arts techniques. click for larger image
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• Part 1: Improving the Stick
• Part 2: Modern Weaponry
• Part 3: Basic Operations
• Part 4: Traditional Techniques

The telescopic baton can be carried collapsed with a length as short as 6 inches. Yet, when needed, it can be quickly extended with a flick of the wrist to full baton length. Upon extension, three metal tubular segments lock into place, forming a rigid baton.

Opening the Telescopic Baton
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The result is quite solid, and if properly opened, does not collapse in use even when used for thrusting strikes. The user needs to smack the tip of the baton sharply on a solid surface--like a concrete floor--for the baton to close.

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