Our Tempe PCE Escrima club ...which we informally call the OFS branch (Old Farts with Sticks) has started working on using canes for defense. Nothing fancy. We are just adapting our core principles from Latosa Escrima Concepts to a longer (approx. 36") weapon that has a hooked or L-shaped end. It's self-defense themed, and we tend to favor "percussive" or impact-based movements with a KISS approach. Anyway we are having a blast, with our most outrageously enthusiastic member being an 86-year-old gent who's battling cancer, and he's doing pretty well at the moment. He's a former competitive racquetball player, and boy can he swing a stick. If he hits back at his illness the way he hits back at us in class, you'd almost pity the cancer! So, anybody else work with geezers using canes?