One advantage of the hollow shaft is that the canes rubber tip or foot can easily be removed, the cane shaft shortened. Stick fighting for selfdefense yawara, aikido, cane. Self defence with a stick for seniors 3 when you see a city gent unless that is a contradiction in terms these days with a rolled up newspaper you may be looking at a most potent weapon being carried right out in the open, it should be used for a hard jab in the gut, it is very e. Advanced stick fighting by masaaki hatsumi internet archive. Oct 21, 2012 basic cane fighting selfdefense, by michael l.
He published this historic manual documenting his cane fighting system. But the cane is made out of aluminum and is sturdy enough to take a hit. Pierre vigny was a man that had more than enough practical street experience. A similar weapon in japan is the jo, a wooden staff about four feet long. Way of the short staff selfdefense arts and fitness exercises using a short staff. Cane masters custom canes for self defense and fitness. The use of two hands also aids in stick retention should the weapon be grabbed or the opponent. Several fighting systems teach cane techniques so there are fighting canes available.
Tactical cane self defense american cane self defense. Again, assuming you are right handed and using the cane in your right hand, as you lift the cane to strike, you fade back on your right foot. The techniques described and illustrated in this manual represent the authors personal. Cane self defense with master gary hernandez 5,015 views. Grip the cane with just one fist and hit him with your free hand. If you prefer a nonadjustable cane many wood and synthetic options are available. Without further ado, here are the top 10 rookie mistakes to avoid while carrying a cane for selfdefense. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense by sammy franco pdf, epub ebook d0wnl0ad. A padded suit and a fencing mask are worn for protection. Stick fighting is a big subject with many techniques and strategic lessons. For them stick fighting came from the noble art of sword fencing.
How to stealthly adapt a common orthopedic cane for self. Surviving examples typically have a blade about 40 long, and a grip of about 10, and weigh around 35 lbs. Third, i will be learning the beifang qi taiji zhang, created by james. This instructable will outline how to modify a generic orthopedic cane so it can become much more effective as a personal defense device. The cane as an effective fighting weapon is nothing new and has made appearances in a number of cultures. Martial arts techniques for the cane and short staff. Jointlocks, takedowns, and surprise attacks 301 pages. How to stealthly adapt a common orthopedic cane for self defense. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense is a no nonsense book written for anyone who wants to learn how to use the cane or walking stick as a fighting weapon for realworld selfdefense the ultimate selfdefense weapon for everyone. Dec 12, 2014 turn your walking cane into a selfdefense tool the cane is a discreet weapon that can be used for hooking, blocking, and striking, particularly for those citizens who may already be carrying it as a mobility aid. This spiral bound manual touches on the warmups and stretches of. How to fight like a victorian gentleman the atlantic. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, redirection of force, and control of the opponent. There are a number of martial arts styles that train with canes such as.
This article is a research in the methods, history and culture of the irish martial art of shillelagh bata. I use a 40 hickory heartwood combat cane for all my weapons practice. Stick and sword techniques and training methods kali. A the cane, held at the tip between the thumb and index of the nonarmed hand, falls of its own weight and begins to rotate moving alone. Surviving examples typically have a blade about 40 long, and a grip of about 10, and weigh around 35. Long cane techniques are used to detect elevation changes and obstacles in the travel path that are below waist level. The 7 best tactical self defense canes combat canes in 2020. The canne is very light, made of chestnut wood and slightly tapered. The sugar technologists association of india has so far brought out important publications dealing with scientific and technological aspects of cane sugar manufacture and it will not be out of place to expect this. Canefu program self defense elder abuse prevention.
Cane selfdefense with different extras on your cane duration. Aug 16, 2016 a history of cane selfdefense in america. Falcon defense cane by tony wolf this book is a first rate manual of cane use for self defense. And depending on your situation, one will be better than the other. Saja hapkido was founded by master blaine grissom in march of 1998.
The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense by sammy franco cane fighting. In conclusion, this book is for anyone who is interested in the historical aspects of stick fighting and how it relates to the martial arts in general. The book presents nearly 120 jointlocks, takedowns, chokes, holds, disarms, unexpected strikes, rolls, and exercises with the stick and cane in more than 750 photographs. Raising cane the unexpected martial art ramos, octavio on. And techniques volume 52 firefighting and fire prevention internet version of this manual created august 2000 engineering division facilities engineering branch denver office the appearance of the internet version of this manual may differ from the original, but the contents do not united states department of the interior bureau of reclamation. An introduction to medieval and renaissance combat. The stick or staff has been used as a tool or weapon since mankind has existed. The stick and sword techniques and training methods in fsd are a mix from a variety of styles, and based on our 4 step matrix. His system would not only encompass techniques for equal cane on cane confrontations but was also intended to combat adversaries armed with knives, clubs and batons and included ways to deal with multiple opponents and even aggressive animals. Kabar 9406 tdi selfdefense walking cane 39 overall. The fighting cane tactical alley personal defense world. Many cultures have developed a stick, cane or staff for fighting such as irish stick fighting, zulu stick fighting, european, latin american and asian stick fighting. For me this was made a necessity after id had hip surgery and needed to use a cane to walk. If you want to learn more, sam furys vortex control self defense is a good start.
Instead it describes a method of cane fighting using military bayonet training adapted for the stick that is largely thrusts with the tip and slams with the main part of the shaft the shield. Stick fighting for selfdefense yawara, aikido, cane by monika budo stuff. I was interested in finding some techniques to use with a walking stick when i stumbled on. Bartitsu was probably the first instance of what we know today as mixed martial arts. Cane article for asian world of martial arts cane masters. Sep 27, 2009 pierre vigny was a man that had more than enough practical street experience. This section looks at how some martial arts practice cane selfdefense techniques. You have roughly 4 choices when it comes to selfdefense with a cane. A very reliable and suitable cane for a weapon is a medium weight hickory stick, as it is of. Swinging the cane and striking with the back of the crook produces heavy blows. American cane self defense the tactical cane self defense authority.
Cane masters custom canes for self defense and fitness, best. Turn your walking cane into a selfdefense tool the cane is a discreet weapon that can be used for hooking, blocking, and striking, particularly for those citizens who may already be carrying it as a mobility aid. Stick and sword training is different, but also very similar. In portugal, the fighting cane is called the jogo do pau. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense. It deserves careful study by anyone with an interest in the history of stick fighting as practical self defence. Popularly associated with ew bartonwright hence bartitsu and sherlock holmes, the art has remained somewhat dormant. Hapkido employs both longrange and closerange fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges, and pressure point strikes, joint locks, and throws at closer fighting distances. Andres art of self defence in the street linacre school of defence. As weapon, it uses a canne or cane a kind of walkingstick designed for fighting. The self defense technique has several accredited locations and trainers and has been endorsed by several other martialarts organizations. Feb 02, 2008 warmups and footwork for cane fighting prctise. I took an inch off the length, and cut the crook point to the outside and slightly blunt because i prefer using hooking techniques and drawing less blood. Kulkarni a sugar technologist with wide and varied experience of cane sugar manufacture.
Cane fighting or cane fu, is taught in assisted living facilities, senior centers as a way to prevent elder abuse as well as health clubs. The staff like all the taiji arts consists mainly of techniques, they are. Night watchman adjustable self defense cane virtually. It is a quality walking aid, and an impressive defensive tool. With two hands on the cane, you can combine techniques by first thrusting, then reversing the cane and striking with the crook, then thrusting again as you reverse on the rebound of your strike. James wesley rawles october 21, 2012 october 21, 2012 i think it is best to start with a simple disclaimer. The body mechanics that you can add to it will also take you out of the line of fire when it comes to someone actively trying to say, slash your face or neck area. Cannistes wear protective gear and fencing helmets in matches.
Hide your weapon in plain sight a cane might appear like a sign of weakness to the unsuspecting, but its an effective edc weapon for those in the know. Dec 25, 2016 without further ado, here are the top 10 rookie mistakes to avoid while carrying a cane for selfdefense. This martial tradition has been transmitted from father to son for several. Martial arts techniques for the cane or short staff a. In the case of an umbrella the point and butt are the effective protions. They are often made of rattan or hardwood and almost always come with a curved handle or hasp.
This article only covers the stick fighting basics you need for selfdefense. Smashing the cane forward with a hand at either end allows the user to fend off an approaching attacker. Martial arts techniques for the cane and short staff green way. The weapons are the same length, and the same angles of attack, entries, and defenses work to a large degree. Truscotts students practice warmups, footwork such as sidestepping and the filipino martial arts trianglestep, swinging strikes, tip thrusting and bar smashes with the cane, emphasizing actually hitting targets while implementing caning techniques into applied scenario fighting. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense is a no nonsense book written for anyone who wants to learn how to use the. The weapons are the same length, and the same angles of attack, entries, and defenses work to a. Basic cane techniques enable the traveler to locate a clear path of travel, negotiate varying terrains, and locate and move around obstacles and hazards in the travel path safely and efficiently.
Techniques and drills for the cane as taught by master mark shuey, sr. The book does not describe the stick fencing style so often found in other books on this subject, often stick vs stick. Discussion in general weapons discussion started by kip42, jul 16, 2011. The result of this 7year effort is a book titled the stick and cane in close combat. Census bureau estimates that over 12% of americans aged 15 years and older have difficulty walking and that almost 5% use crutches or a cane or walker to. The authoritative guide to using the cane or walking stick for selfdefense is a no nonsense book written for anyone who wants to learn how to use the cane or walking stick as a fighting weapon for realworld selfdefense. Martial arts techniques for the cane or short staff by the term cane i mean a wooden walking stick under 40 inches 102 cm in length and 1 inch 2. These programs are designed to train soldiers quickly and effectively in the basic techniques of closecombat with the riflebayonet. A couple of authors did try to raise the profile of irish stick fighting but did so in a way that contributed to creating certain myths about the origin of bataireacht.
My interest in cane fighting techniques stems from an accident many years ago in which, while sparring outside on a flat riverbed made of broken rock, i shoved my foot in a hole and smashed my ankle against a sharp outcropping. The system presented in langs book, believed to have been a development of pierre vignys art of self defence with a walking stick, is undoubtedly the most complete of all of the early 1900s treatises on this subject. Apr 01, 2014 very little is as simple as using the fighting cane. It doesnt have a hook thats crucial for cane fighting techniques. Asian fighting techniques featuring long staff and cane. The night watchman cane is strong and solid, albeit a bit weighty. This martial tradition has been transmitted from father to. Topics cane, aikido, selfdefense, stick collection opensource language english.
When fitting the kabar tdiself defense cane, shorten the shaft gradually. Cane masters offers handcrafted custom american hardwood canes and self defense systems using the cane for martial artists, seniors, and the disabled. The shillelagh bata or the rediscovery of a living irish martial tradition by maxime chouinard, b. Barton combined elements of boxing, jujitsu, cane fighting, and french kick boxing in order to create a self defense system that could be used by discerning gentlemen on the mean streets of edwardian london. Specialized sport versions were designed to flex like modern fencing weapons. Theres more to cane selfdefense than the hooked martial arts canes. One advantage of the hollow shaft is that the cane s rubber tip or foot can easily be removed, the cane shaft shortened.683 290 292 312 1097 1082 1411 460 701 1266 417 767 1298 1135 74 274 1254 128 574 723 429 292 915 1055 1394 850 243 1131 799 1085 721 618 662 794 799 1032 1042 998 661 523