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Old 08-12-2015, 08:27 AM
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In Caj's thread about situational awareness, canes and walking sticks made of various materials were mentioned. They are all better than trying to arm wrestle a pit bull, but the best material for a handicapped cane is rattan cane. Unlike metal, it won't bend. Unlike wood, it won't break. It is solid,not hollow, and doesn't disintergrate when you whack a bad guy on the arm, leg, or head. It makes a dent and leaves a mark. They are acceptable in any environment, where other forms of protection are not. Just make sure you walk with a little limp when you carry one (It's my old football injury, officer). I have taken mine into bars and onto planes with no questions asked ever. Blackbeltshop.com has combat canes (35"long x 1" diameter) for $19.99+shipping. Also, get a book or CD on how to fight with one. They can be lethal in the right hands.
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As a suggestion another way to post your cane, Combat Cane Discount Martial Arts supplies Century Martial Arts:Karate,Samurai, TaeKwonDo,martial arts equipment, Martial Arts Supplies, Martial Arts Supply, martial arts uniforms, martial arts videos, martial arts weapons, tae kwon do equipment

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I keep a oak cane in my truck, a rattan cane next to my bed, a Irish shillelagh next to my fireplace, and have a rattan hiking staff for woods walking. (I have bad knees and the scars to prove it)

In my library is a book called: Stick Fighting by Masaaki Hatsumi and Quintin Chambers, it shows techniques of self-defense.

As Teddy Roosevelt said: "Walk softly and carry a big stick."
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The new link doesn't work. You still have to do a search. And the price is up to $24.95, btw.
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The new link doesn't work. You still have to do a search. And the price is up to $24.95, btw.
I just clicked on the second link and it took me to the page with the "combat cane" for $19.99. The link works.
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Thanks for the tip.
I have been looking into some options for traveling "unarmed".
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I use an old axe handle for a walking stick. It's the right length, easy to carry and stout enough to correct unruly dogs or children. Best of all, it was cheap!
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Just make sure you walk with a little limp... (It's my old football injury, officer).
Unfortunately, my old football injury didn't give me a limp. Instead, I got hemorrhoids from sitting on a cold metal bench for four years.
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I just clicked on the second link and it took me to the page with the "combat cane" for $19.99. The link works.
I just ordered the Youth version which is 30" instead of 35" and is designed for " Filipinos " and vertically challenged folks such as myself

$ 18.99 so I saved a buck due to my height.
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I just ordered the Youth version which is 30" instead of 35" and is designed for " Filipinos " and vertically challenged folks such as myself

$ 18.99 so I saved a buck due to my height.
So I guess that its not the length of the cane that matters, but rather how you use it?
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Remember,you strike LOW. And with a crook top you can perform sweeps.
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I have a nice combat cane from Cane Masters (they are a bit pricey though) and one of the members of the dojo I belong to has a black belt in cane fighting and has demonstrated it. Some of the escrima moves that I know will work fine with a cane with a little modification. It also helps I have a "bad" leg so I have no problem using one.
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I bought a hawthorn wood cane years ago from an online source for about 30 dollars. Good hard wood and very attractive..
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The problem with the moves in that video is that at any time the bad guy could grab the crook end of the cane and snatch it out of his hand. I once saw a guy hit somebody in the ribs with a golf iron. On the second swing the victim grabbed the club and was just angry enough to smack the owner over the head and put him in intensive care. Drunks being drunks.
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As to the style of cane fighting, keep in mind that the video is not the only one. There are many different styles with many different moves. The style that I learned duplicated sword strokes. There was no move that used the crook end. Every strike was done so quickly that the cane made a noise moving through the air. Each of the 12 moves was designed to break a bone---wrist, collar, rib, ankle, leg, skull, groin. This wasn't dancing with sticks, but incapacitating your opponent(s) as quickly and painfully as possible. It was very painful if you got hit accidently, so you knew that it would work as planned.
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My Grandmother carried one.
When I got outta line she looked like
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