Bob Koga began his martial arts career at an early age beginning with
Judo at 12 and moving on to wrestling in high school. After graduation
Bob joined the Air Force and, while stationed in Japan, he resumed his
Judo training as well as studying Jiu Jitsu, Jo-do and Aikido. After
finishing his stint in the Air Force, Bob moved to Los Angeles where he
joined the LAPD and served with great distinction for 25 years. During
his tenure with the LAPD, Bob became widely recognized as an outspoken
proponent of the straight baton as opposed to the PR24® or side handle
baton (currently popular in departments across the land). Made of
virtually unbreakable plastic, the SD 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. You see, 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 SD however, 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. If
you’re looking to expand your continuum of force options in a
self-defense situation, we heartily suggest you buy a Koga SD.
Constructed from Structural Nylon material. 6-1/2"