Monadnock Expandable Baton Training
Monadnock Expandable Baton Program will be the training
curriculum for the straight expandable baton. Each course
will combine lecture, discussion, demonstration, hands on performance
of techniques, as well as required testing. This
certification, on its own, or in conjunction with the OC
certification, offers individuals excellent less
than lethal use of force options.
There are two certification levels offered. The first level
of certification is the Basic course, which is a four hour
course of instruction. The Basic certification techniques include
Stance, Patterns of Movement, Baton Grip, Methods of Carry,
Drawing Techniques, Blocks, Strikes, and Retention of the
Baton. The Basic Certification is designed for protection at
three different ranges:
- The extended range combines the full arm extension with the actual
length of the baton as it is held in the strong side hand.
This range is the first line of defense against an aggressor.
- The intermediate range falls between a full arms length
and one foot of the chest. As there is less space
for movement in the intermediate range as opposed to the extended
range, strikes and blocks are designed to rapid and effective
use within a confined space
- The close range poses the greatest danger from an
aggressor. This range is defined as one foot or less from the
chest. Two handed strikes and or blocks will be taught at this
An advanced eight hour course of instruction is also offered.
This course covers all subject material offered in the Basic
course, as well as aggressor control techniques and baton-assisted aggressor
Training is not expensive! It's life saving. It's priceless!