Why We Use Canes

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Most self-defense programs are made up of striking or grappling techniques.  A few self-defense systems use techniques from both.  Striking and grappling techniques can both be effective but sometimes a defender needs an equalizer.  Policeman carry night sticks and tasers for this reason. The laws of the United States ban most weapons but one tool legal to carry anywhere is

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Are Forms Important for Martial Arts?

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     The legendary Bruce Lee wrote an article for Black Belt magazine many years ago that challenged the efficiency and efficacy of kata, forms or pattern training.  Ever since that article, many other martial artists have begun to challenge or question the need for forms training.  Since I am dedicated to teaching self defense, you would think that I might

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