Self defense with a cane

Does anyone know how a person can defend themselves with a cane?

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Depends on whether you’re Edmund Gwenn or Jackie Chan.

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My best answer is “with training.”

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@Talmage Go to You Tube and search Defense with a cane, I found several good vids. And then Practice. :+1:

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@Talmage, there are a bunch of great self defense with a cane videos on Youtube.

The USCCA doesn’t have any specific cane defense videos, but Kevin Michalowski did an Into the Fray that does address this type of situation:

Also, you may want to check out videos about defense from a seated position - if you’re out in a restaurant, you’re probably going to have a harder time standing up/fleeing if you’ve got a cane. That’s definitely something that will come into consideration.

Here’s a thread that addresses shooting from a seated position:

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Why not? A can is a wooden, or even better aluminum thick, heavy stick. Or, a skinny ball bat if you are sports inclined. I know many people that carry a “walking stick” for self defense against animals. Humans are just two legged, talking animals. Also, my understanding of my USCCA coverage is that it covers me for self defense by any legal means.

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  1. There are several stick fighting systems, and some specialize in the traditional wooden cane (bent “handle” end on a 3-4 ft stick). Any stick fighting system works with a good cane.

  2. Good cane (for self-defense) = made of solid hardwood like oak, hickory, cocobolo, maple, ebony. Rubbed periodically with mineral oil. Also should be properly fitted for walking. These are not cheap. They run from about $70-300 each.

  3. As others have said, there are a bunch of videos on YouTube. You cannot actually learn to fight by watching videos, in spite of what most folks believe. But you can pick up a few “tips” and get a basic concept of how people defend themselves with canes. It’s not a bad place to start trying to figure out what sort of training you might want to begin with.

  4. Good canes have some heft. They require some grip and upper body conditioning to wield effectively. This is another thing most people who base their notions about close quarters combat from TV and movies are shocked to learn.

  5. It’s like most things self-defense, you find a real person who charges real money to teach people to defend themselves with a cane (or certain stick fighting arts in general) and you study under them for several months to a couple of years, at least twice/week for at least an hour at a time. You develop the coordination, range of motion, and grip strength over time to use such a tool with devastating efficiency. These people are not plentiful or easy to find nowadays in America.

  6. Here is a list of stick-fighting systems I can recommend: Jojutsu (Japanese short staff fighting), Kendo/Kenjutsu (Japanese sword), Escrima (Philippino stick fighting), Kuk Sool Won (Korean martial art where the primary weapons are cane and knife), Irish stick fighting with shillelagh, Kobudo (traditional Okinawan self-defense weapons) or Bojutsu (Okinawan long staff combat). Very few LE academies or instructors nowadays in the US are very proficient with a “night stick,” but spending a weekend with a cert PR 28 instructor could be a GREAT way to start your training; ask them to help you translate some of their tactics to a cane. It is pretty easy to make this modification.

Hope this helps!

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Go to a Dojo that provides Escrima instruction, It’s actually quite a bit of fun although if you wear bifocals, sparring can get a wee bit too interesting (don’t ask me how I know this!)

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Bubba Stick - Mahogany cane with a brass knob handle

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This is interesting
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I have a problem using my legs above my waist I can do what a 6’ 220 lb man can do moving around is my problem
I have to get ahold of someone from there I can defend my family without a problem I am able to use my weapon without standing I had hoped someone like me has advanced training while seating I have trained with every weapon but a cane Like said some advanced training thank everyone who offered I have trained with everything on YouTube thank you all
RB

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I use a cane. My cane is made of beechwood and has a big burl hardwood knot handle; it is downright stylish. I’ve read that Bat Masterson carried a walking stick with a big brass knob on the end for less than lethal force.

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https://images.app.goo.gl/CRCygoitWHxh6EA86

This is how you self-defense with a cane.

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Before I trust my life to a sword I can pull my Springfield xdm with 20 rounds of high impact ammo I am sorry to have even ask
DO Not send me emails about this please

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As Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.”

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Interesting topic. I have thought about a cane or walking stick because of a bad back. Several years ago I was studying Kenjutsu. I could see some of that translating into using a cane for self defense. I do think however training in something like Bojutsu or Hanbojutsu would be great. Difficult to find a school that teaches these things, at least in my neck of the woods.

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Mark Shuey Sr dba Cane Masters teaches and makes/markets canes suitable for defensive use. He has a whole martial arts system, and also markets a basic system for the elderly and infirm. He’s located in Incline Village, NV. He also collaborates with GM Tom Forman in presentations to disabled veterans. Go to info@canemasters.com. As he points out, a walking cane can go pretty much anywhere, including the White House, airports, and so on. The ADA addresses medical devices. Pretty handy in a non permissive environment. There are a couple YouTube pieces out there that are pretty informative.

A cousin to the cane, the umbrella comes to mind. The unbreakable umbrella has some interesting YouTube presentations. Try Real Self-Defense – No-Nonsense Techniques and Tactics for Personal Protection | Realistic Defenses Against Attacks (real-self-defense.com).

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My advice is to look for a PPCT instructor that’s willing to modify baton tactics to your condition. In person instruction is far more valuable IMO

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There are a few Canes that are made to conceal a Sword inside. Some are just toys, be careful not to buy a cheap one. I carry one that I purchased from
A company named “Cold Steel”, There are a few in their catalog; I have carried there heavy and what I would call a serious one for a few years. I have not found it necessary to pull the Sword yet. It is a heavy duty Cane, and makes a good weapon itself.

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