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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    Kids, I think the MS guy is working on it. I will be curious to see what he comes up with. I sent you a PM on cnae design.
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    Kids, I suspected as much. Now we need someone to devise and teach us those "tricks".
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    On rethinking your disability I am thinking that part of this instruction should include some "tricks", MAs seem to be full of them. Tricks that allow us to act from an outwardly appearing non threatening position that catches the aggressor by surprise and allows us to strike a initially...
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    Bluekey, I agree with you.
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    "I oftne wonder how useful I'd be taking the thing I need for mobility off the ground. I'd literally be hopping on one foot whilst trying to fend off the bad guy." Blue, what would you do if you didn't have a cane?
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    Kid, Thanks for the welcome. There is another site at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/PerfectWeapon/. It is only about canes. There are some interesting people there. One perslon has a MA/Fencing school in Missisippi and is putting together some DVDs for cane self defence for Seniors. I...
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    Charyuop, I understand what you are saying. It is not my intention to mislead someone into thinking they can be a combat cane expert able to defeat large tough aggresors. My concept is a program that teaches avoidance, awareness if you will, of potentially dangerous situations. Defending your...
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    Thank you Lawdog for your response. There are many exercise programs for Seniors. My daughter is a Yogi instructor. Excellent program for stretching and toning muscles. There are others, many others. What I am proposing is something completely different. My limited workout, Tai Chi with a cane...
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    I think it is important to market the Cane school diferently than you would a normal MAs program. You are trying to reach an entirely different clientel. Remember, "You meet the nicest people on a Honda". Imagine how much more secure to would feel if you had something in your hand as you...
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    Some thoughts on MAs from a Senior

    I am not even a white belt, I am a no-belt. Suspenders, maybe. I would presume to share what I have learned in my research of self defense for Seniors. I am a Senior Citizen, I capitalize Senior because I have lived long enough to be one , ( a bit of a surprise to me). Although what I am about...
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    Cane defence for Seniors

    Sukerkin, I live in Virginia which is a concealed Carry state. It would be easy for me to get a permit to carry my PPK in my pocket. That being said, my little PPK only weighs 20 ozs or so but is too much weight to carry. By that I mean I do not want the responsibility that carrying a gun...
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    Hello from a Geezer

    Sukerkin, no I am a Colonist, born and bred, from South Dakota now in Virginia. Thanks for the welcome. As I said using the cane would be an absolute last resort, plus it may be good exercise for these old bones, Ill never be in the shape I was as a youngster but I can improve the shape I am...
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    Cane defence for Seniors

    Thank you all for your advice. I wonder about the power of a cane. I have no doubt a thrust using hips and legs into the solar plexis, groin, liver ect would be effective, but would it disable someone? I would think a swing with a cane kept low to an ankle or knee would make it difficult for the...
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    Cane defence for Seniors

    Thank you for your advice. I do carry a cell phone. My first self defence move is to avoid having to use self defence. I lived in bad neighborhoods in Chicago and my street sense is fairly good. My radar is fairly sensitive and has served me well in the past. I do not intentionally walk into...
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    Cane defence for Seniors

    In my introduction, I am a newbie, I asked for directions to the right thread for my questions. Member Harold kindly directed me to this one. I am a senior, 67 years old, with some minor disabilities. I walk for exercise on the many walking paths here in Reston VA. I am not a martial artist...
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    Hello from a Geezer

    Thank you Harold. I will do that. Hello Kingindian, thanks for the welcome.
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    Hello from a Geezer

    On second thought, perhaps someone could suggest a thread for me to post my questions about cane defence. On looking at the threads I see several that appear to be germain. So, being a newbie I will seek guidence. Thank you
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    Hello from a Geezer

    I have looked at this site for a while and am impressed by the wealth of knowlege here. I am not a martial artist, but I have had experiance with stage combat. I have some very strong opinions on that subject. I wrestled in college and was a YMCA boxer in highschool. In my younger days ( a long...
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