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#115503 - 03/08/05 07:02 PM ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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[IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif[/IMG]What is the differentence between the two? And if different how does it affect the target when struck. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif[/IMG]

[This message has been edited by the_Demented_one (edited 03-08-2005).]

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#115504 - 03/08/05 08:04 PM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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What are you referring to when you use the term "nightstick"? Got a pick or something.

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#115505 - 03/08/05 11:12 PM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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Basically they are identical.

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#115506 - 03/09/05 04:29 AM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Mushin Ryu:
Basically they are identical. [/QUOTE]

They are not.

"Nightstick" refers to the conventional staight police baton, whereas the police version of the tonfa is the PR-24.

Of the two, I'd have to say that the ordinary straight baton is the superior weapon.

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#115507 - 03/09/05 09:26 PM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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What's your reasoning on that, AMP?

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#115508 - 03/10/05 04:46 AM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Armed_Man_Piker:
They are not.

"Nightstick" refers to the conventional staight police baton, whereas the police version of the tonfa is the PR-24.

Of the two, I'd have to say that the ordinary straight baton is the superior weapon.

[/QUOTE]

Oh, my bad. In the antipodes we refer to the tonfa thingy as a nightstick. Just another example of crossed wires. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/redface.gif[/IMG]

Incidently, tonfa are banned in Australia, but you can have these:

{ [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/dahlo/UC1398.jpg[/IMG] }

Proscribed: "Nightstick or any other similar article consisting of a baton, staff or rod that is made of any hard substance and has fixed to one side a handle, whether or not that handle is permanently fixed."

I guess the Hellboy sword passes because it is not a baton, staff or rod. Weird, huh?



[This message has been edited by Mushin Ryu (edited 03-10-2005).]

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#115509 - 03/10/05 05:15 AM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Benjamin1986:
What's your reasoning on that, AMP?[/QUOTE]

It's far easier to control, which gives one more versatility in how one may strike with it.

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#115510 - 03/10/05 08:01 AM Re: ?Tonfas or nightstick?
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Perhaps, however, wouldn't the unique shape of the tonfa allow for force and momentum to be applied in a more direct manor? Also, I feel the tonfa would hold the advantage in a defensive situation, being that with it's shape it would play off the natural urge to block with the forearm. However, I'll be honest and say I really have no formal marital arts training what-so-ever, and am only stating opinions and theories.

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