The late Bob Koga remains an icon in the world of self-defense and law enforcement. An Air Force Veteran and LAPD Officer, with extensive Martial Arts training in Judo, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Jo Do, and Aikido, he became an outspoken proponent of the merits of the straight baton as opposed to the PR24 or side handle baton.
Made of virtually unbreakable high-impact polymer by Cold Steel, the Koga SD1 can increase the ability of the average person to defend himself several times over. With proper training, it can function as a fantastic aid in leverage when obtaining joint locks or submission holds. But where it really shines is as an intermediate impact tool. Police and civilians alike face a perplexing dilemma when contemplating employing fist or baton blows. Blows struck with the fist may be too weak, or worse, result in a broken hand, while blows struck with a baton may be too powerful resulting in grave injury or even death. The SD1 solves this problem, neatly bridging the gap by concentrating and magnifying the effect of hand blows while minimizing the likelihood of permanent injury or death.
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