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    Quote Originally Posted by Supercat1
    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has had experience with the Canemaster program/instructional series. Looks interesting, but I don't want to waste the money if it isn't functional instruction.


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    I have first hand knowledge of this stuff. It's crap. Not worth the time nor money. I have watched this guys for years perform his crap live and 3 years ago took a seminar from a certified instructor and one from him. I was very polite and walked off the mat and said nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
    Ah, the old-school in action ...

    This is the Vigny/Bartitsu system circa 1901 - http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_barton-wright_0200.htm
    http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncart_vigny_0500.htm

    Craig Gemenier of Australia has revived this style and teaches it as practical self defense - http://www.savateaustralia.com/Produ...anneVideo2.htm

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    I recall seeing a video clip of some of Ted Truscott's students doing live cane training with a guy in a padded Bulletman suit. Can't remember too many details, but they were probably using slightly lighter canes than you'd normally carry for self defense purposes. Anyway, they seemed to be hitting full force with two-handed thrusts, bar strikes, etc.

    I usually carry a cane when I travel and have only ever had trouble getting one (a nice piece with a steel ball handle) on board a plane. I was actually carrying two canes at the time (had just bought one of them) and the Dutch ground crew had no problems with me taking a crook-handled cane into the cabin, but they said the steel ball "could be used as a weapon".

    Another benefit of carrying a cane is that you often get politely escorted to the front of queues and lines at airports, tourist attractions, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badsifu
    I have the old old tapes that he used when he first started teaching this stuff exclusively. They covered footwork, basic blocks and strikes (which are all similar to basic escrima.) There are also traps, disarms, control techniques and even a few throws. I can't say that I would do half of them, or even a quarter of them. Take what you think works for you and scrap the rest.

    I haven't seen the new tapes and I don't know how much he is charging. Maybe pick up one in the series and then you aren't out much if you don't like his stuff. If they have all gone to forms, then that is your call.

    His canes are works of art that are very functional. I don't carry mine unless I am going on a plane (nice that you can take them on a plane too btw.) I am not sure how you could work the cane in a more "alive" format. I sure as hell wouldn't volunteer my ass to get out there and get hit by one no matter how much padding I am wearing.
    ......You've got to be fucking kidding me. You've got tapes and I've experianced it first hand. Dude you better take an assessment of your skills then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badsifu
    I am not sure how you could work the cane in a more "alive" format. I sure as hell wouldn't volunteer my ass to get out there and get hit by one no matter how much padding I am wearing.

    You don't get out much do you?

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    Bow to the cane master, bitches!

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    YouTube preview of Canemaster Program

    It's actually 2 students showing the cane techniques.


    Yeah, I know a cane form or two.... it's a very solid beating stick.

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