Tonfa Baton is primarily used by police and military personel and not normally seen in the dojo
However, it is classed as a Tonfa and most of the defencive, attack and control techniques are the same. Unlike the basic Tonfa the Tonfa Baton has a few differences, namely:
- the addition of the larger end peice on the handle.
- The length of the Tonfa Baton
- The baton shaft has no taper or edge
- The Baton shaft is a larger, uniform diameter
| The Tonfa baton is also know as:
The baton has been used as the stable control baton for many years and is a very effective means of defence and crowd control as seen in this riot situation:Although a very effective means of control the physical size of this baton is very cumbersome and, when holstered, make any form of running or climbing a very difficult task.So, as with the mill handle being developed into the Tonfa, the police baton needed to address the issues of the running and climbing obstacle.Therefore, as a natural progression, the Tonfa baton has also been developed even further for police and military use into a lighter metal baton.This baton is commonly know as the PR24 side arm baton and has the added function of being a retractable baton, clipped onto a utility belt, for quick and easy use.
see PR24 side arm baton for more information.