A Practical Self Defense System for Today’s World!
Grandmaster Joe Robaina’s American Cane Self Defense allows you to live life fully, fearlessly, and confidently. ACSD is a complete system of self defense for facing the types of conflicts that may surprise you in daily living.
In our programs, you learn the ways of the modern day conquistador, conquering your fears and insecurities so you live life confidently and fearlessly. Unlike traditional martial arts, ACSD trains you to use tools so you are effective in hours rather than years. Not only do we teach how to use the most effective self defense tools like the cane, Drone and Crimpt, you will also develop the empty hand skills in the event you find yourself without a tool. Our training program is built around a modern approach to handling the types of threats and confrontations most likely to occur in our contemporary American culture.
ACSD is a realistic tactical self defense martial art composed of 50% cane and other legal tools, and 50 % empty hand skills. We teach you how to defend against:
– striking, punching, and kicking
– grappling, throwing, and joint locking
– defenses against weapons including, knife, gun, and all types of impact weapons
– multiple attackers and surprise attacks
– psychological intimidation and/or bullying.
Beyond the basic training that leads to Instructor/ Black Belt in American Cane Self Defense, advanced courses include the following:
– Advanced methods and training for survival in hostile environments against trained opponents.
– Drone & Crimpt non-lethal self defense tools developed by Grandmaster Bram Frank, one of the world’s premiere self defense tactical experts.
– Defenses against armed opponents
The Significance of Cane-Do Kai U.S.A.
Joe Robaina’s Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. is the combined product of ancient eastern cultural heritage with western need and practicality. It is anchored by four important conepts that allow the practitioner to excel in today’s world.
The Cane – In the same mold of ancinet Eastern warriors, the cane is our sacred sword equivalent in the West. Cultivated in hard core martial art training halls and designed for self preservation in modern times, CDK Cane Warrior combat methods form the core of our physical protection techniques and self defense strategies.
Cane-Do Kai U.S.A. martial arts are a great way to strengthen the body, increase stamina and flexibility, quiet the mind, build confidence, foster a sense of inner peace, stability, and regain control of one’s life.
Do, The Way – Practiced as a way of life, the Cane Warrior Lifestyle cultivates unlimited, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potentials. You learn skillful ways of dealing with life’s internal and external challenges finding creative answers to experience fully the significance of life itself. Never walking in fear means having the confidence and courage to live life freely and accomplish your goals.
Kai – An Association of like minded individuals working together with the common goal of developing key qualities that lead to fully actualized human beings. When you become a member of our Kai, you identify yourself as a member of an organization that promotes constant self improvement through training, to create better families, and a better society.
U.S.A.- An American martial art designed to address the conflicts of our western culture. It’s what centuries old martial arts look like in 21st Century America. It’s a method of self defense and personal improvement that embodies everything the ancient warrior arts have to offer plus all the modern training skills and insights crucially important to western students today.
The ways which we may be attacked today in modern America, differs from the ways of the east, 500 years ago. We have adapted classical combat lessons for relevance in our modern world and invite anyone of good moral character regardless of race, religion, or country to explore our invaluable art.
So How Does ACSD Compare To Classical Martial Arts?
Robaina developed an art that could be effective for the average person in a matter of hours rather than years. Having been trained in the classical martial arts he knew what would serve his own American culture. If you get attacked in today’s world, chances are your assailant is carrying a weapon. Martial arts that focus mostly on empty hand applications are at a severe disadvantage against armed attacks. ACSD puts the most practical self defense tool (the cane) in your hands from day one so you create instant leverage against your opponent. Beyond that, the genius of Robaina’s method lies in his ability to eliminate all the guesswork and give you a practical solution you can apply immediately.
Can I Still Continue Training In A Classical Martial Art?
Absolutely. Robaina designed the ACSD method to give you instant self defense. Original warrior methods are embedded in your training even from your first lessons. As you progress through the ranks and enter our inner circle of practitioners you will develop even more tactical self defense skills.
How Many People Have Become ACSD Instructors/ Black Belts ?
Hard training students have been earning Cane Martial Arts Black Belts under Robaina since the mid 1990s. Since the art of the cane has been recently introduced as a complete tactical martial art, more people are interested in becoming instructors. Robania created the American Cane Self Defense curriculum as a course for people who simply wanted to learn real self defense skills in real time. He began certifying ACSD Instructors in the 2000s. All practitioners who attain Instructor/ Black Belt certification from Robaina will be considered pioneers in promoting the martial art of the cane. Media coverage coupled with our diverse learning options such as home study and online school will soon lead to a greater number of highly qualified ACSD Instructors/ Black Belts.