And also the big difference is you are in a match, people are a lot more rugged and they go into the fight with determination and persistence. I am looking at street self defense situation. You look at the news, a lot of times those thugs are thin and not big. You see if the victim fight back, they ran away instead of fighting to their death.I totally agree on general leg shots, the muscles can take a lot of abuse. That said I have (twice) ended fights with shots to the side of the knee with a 10 ounce rattan stick. One fight on the first hit it wasn't weight bearing any longer and on the second shot to the same knee and essentially the same location he was done. The other fight it took a single shot to end the fight, it is possible that guy could have kept going but it would certainly have impacted his mobility at the very least. In both of the those cases there was no actual permanent damage.
I saw a stick hit that split the kneecap that ended that fight immediately and I have seen stick hits to the top of the foot absolutely take guys out of fights. I don't see any reason why a cane to these targets wouldn't do the same.
For me, I don't have any intention going into a match, if I can just scare off the thug by a leg wack, that would be the best. I am also holding the cane with my left hand, cane never touch the ground. This is to show I am NOT using the cane for walking. Just a polite sign of " don't tread on me"!! I don't want to get into a fight, I just want to be prepare if I have to.
BTW, I am going to make new videos soon to let you tell me what to work on next. I have been practicing cast, it's NOT easy, took me a while to get the force. It's a lot more compact with casting, it's not wild swing like in my old videos. I can use it in more confined space. I was about ready to make the video a month or so ago, then I really got into footwork, I started practicing, learning from basic Kali footwork and modified to suit me. Still not very good, but I think it's time to show you to get more opinion what is the next step.
Thanks for all your help and going out of your way to make the video of casting for me. I have not slack off at all. I work on it like 5 days a week. Just don't think it's to the point I can show you yet.